Students’ Union Building, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry
The Students’ Union Building at the University of Warwick in Coventry was built in the late 1960’s. A redevelopment was completed in 2009 when the concrete structure building transformed into a plaza café, terrace bar and atrium.
Bryan Roe, Senior Sales Executive of KEIM Mineral Paints Limited, visited the University in February 2021 to produce a comprehensive specification for the previously painted blockwork surfaces.
There were areas of green growth and black mould with water ingress through the horizontal top of the blockwork, where water could sit and pool.
Delamination of old paintwork, especially on the walkway ramp, was evident. It was recommended to strip the paintwork from the top of the blocks to reveal the substrate and apply KEIM Silan Primer, which offers additional water-resistance, before re-painting.
KEIM Soldalit-ME, a high performance photocatalytic mineral silicate paint, was used to redecorate the surfaces. KEIM Soldalit-ME improves air quality and benefits both the environment and health. It offers a long life protective and decorative finish.