A new GMP compliant flooring solution was needed at the company’s European centre for packing and distributing that covers over 130 global markets. It’s also its second largest global manufacturing facility for medicines such as legacy prostate cancer drug Zoladex.

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Stontec ERF a coloured “flake” epoxy based flooring system that is decorative, seamless, easy to clean, stain resistant.

The Challenge

AstraZeneca is a longstanding customer of BES, the design-led pharma construction experts who have provided multidisciplinary engineering services to AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield site for almost 20 years. On this particular contract, a resin flooring solution capable of being installed in very large areas was required, and BES recommended Stonhard – the leading manufacturer of resin flooring, wall and lining systems – installed by Kemtile.

The Kemtile flooring solution

Kemtile installed a total of 6500m2 of high-performance Stontec ERF throughout the new pharma production facility and cleanrooms.

Osmosis problem sorted

The flooring system design needed to take into account the possibility of problems with osmosis in the existing structural concrete so to overcome this Stonhard’s, Stonfil OP2, an osmotic pressure-resistant grout was installed first before the final Stontec finishes. Another Stonhard product, Stongard MR was proposed for the plant rooms and workshop areas. This is a nominal 1mm thick elastomeric flooring system developed for positive side waterproofing applications – protecting areas below mechanical rooms, pump and mezzanine floors.

New Cleanroom floors

Stonhard’s Stontec ERF system was also recommended and installed in the new-build cleanrooms. This high performance decorative flake flooring epoxy-based system is dense, stain-resistant and available in an extensive range of finishes and colour options. Stontec ERF is a popular choice with design teams for pharma labs and is the perfect product for quick installations.

What our customer had to say

Dave Greaves, Senior Construction Manager at BES, said: “This is the first project that we’ve undertaken with the Stonhard team and we were immediately impressed with their knowledge and experience, which was clear from the solution that they developed in response to our brief. “Add to this the product quality and reputation of Stonhard systems in pharma and healthcare facilities across the globe, and it made perfect sense for our client. They did an excellent job.”