The brand-new Jaguar showroom and associated parking space in Dungannon brings together a suite of AG products to create a building that is both striking and strong. In this project the client required products that delivered equally on aesthetics and application. They found AG’s extensive product range was able to deliver on both of these fronts.
The retaining wall was constructed using AG’s Anchor Vertica® in Basalt; a unique high-performance block known for its strength and durability. The showroom was constructed using 452m² of DecoBlock®, AG’s paint-grade decorative walling block to ensure a professional finish requiring minimal maintenance. The outer wall was finished with 117m² of AG’s Alphacrete® Phoenix masonry in Francesco Ash; a colour choice that blended seamlessly with the surrounding hard landscaping areas.
In order to ensure a smooth driving experience for customers and staff whilst also safeguarding the building’s integrity, expert drainage advice was given to the client on how best to implement a permeable paving system. As a more sustainable and eco-friendly option compared to traditional paving options, 1963m² of AG’s Xflo 2 size Plaza was utilized to control the flow of rainwater into the subbase and to minimize puddling. The Plaza was installed using machine lay paving, fulfilled by Omagh-based Castle Paving Ltd.
Commenting on the project, Damian O’Neill of Castle Paving said:
“For the Jaguar Land Rover project, we were delighted to once again work with tried-and-true AG products for the machine lay of the Xflo Plaza paving system. The benefits of machine lay over traditional installation methods include cost reductions, both onsite and labour costs, as well as improved health and safety standards.
By using machine lay rather than traditional methods, a duty of care is fulfilled as we know we’ve selected the safest option for lifting and installing the product, ensuring ease of use for our layers. This method is also much faster than traditional methods of installation.The finished showroom is technically sound with a sleek finish and we are really pleased with the outcome.
Machine Lay Video
A quick overview of machine lay Xflo Plaza at JLR.
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