In February 2004, Sir Robert McAlpine began the construction of a brand new 60,000 capacity stadium for Arsenal Football Club. In July 2006, the stadium at Ashburton Grove, North London opened as the Emirates Stadium two weeks ahead of schedule and within budget.
Fosroc’s role in the project was to supply joint sealant for the terrace throughout the stadium with a £390m project value.
Working closely with the contractor and sealant applicator, Fosroc delivered a solution using its suite of high performance construction joints.
Movement joints in the huge precast units that make up the terrace were sealed with 15,000m of Nitoseal MS300. Following this, 60,000m of Flamex S fire-rated sealant was applied to the terrace joints to give fire resistance.
Nitoseal MS300 is particularly suitable for this application due to its high modulus and excellent movement accommodation factor. (Butt joints 25%, lap joints 50%).
It is also an acoustic sealant, reducing noise ingress beneath the terrace and in the hospitality areas.
As a one-part primerless sealant, Nitoseal MS300 can be applied quickly, with a significantly faster application time than a two-part product. Nitoseal MS300 can accept foot traffic after 24 hours and heavy traffic after 4 days, meaning that on site can be minimised.
Working together, Fosroc and Fastglobe delivered a solution allowing the construction of this magnificent stadium to continue on time within budget.