This facility is part of a wider £1 billion scheme to rejuvenate the city as a whole and provide an exciting new focus for business and leisure. The Arena is now fully operational and hosting major acts such as The Kaiser Chiefs.
The first thing anyone will notice as they enter the foyer of the building is the very impressive polished concrete floor. This is polished concrete with a difference: a distinctive red, high gloss finish, with aggregate exposed.
The high gloss appearance is achieved by diamond polishing with our remote controlled, planetary grinding machines, owing to our technique perfected over more than ten years.
TPS360 worked with the main contractor from a very early stage to develop the spec, and to bring to reality the architect’s specification for polished concrete, which will last up to 25 years, with very little ongoing maintenance.