The award-winning Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, located in Tshwane, has undergone a large-scale refurbishment project in order to become the biggest facility of its kind in Africa. To handle the significant increase in visitors and footfall that this project would create, it was important to expand and improve the site’s car parking facilities. The upgraded shopping centre now has 16 parking entrances, 12 parking exits and a huge 8,250 parking bays.
For the new parking facility, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre installed 2,200 m2 of Flowcrete Africa’s solvent free, polyurethane car park deck coating system Deckshield ID. This system has been designed to provide a long-lasting, colourful and easy to clean surface within challenging car park environments that will subject the finish to a variety of demands.
A sleek, light grey colour was used for the parking bays and main thoroughfares with crisp white line marking used to mark out the routes, signage and bays. Flowcrete South Africa also had to supply the coating in custom colours to mark out specific parts of the floor area, including a bright orange floor to clearly display the drop off zone near the centre’s doors. Bright blue flooring was also used to differentiate the priority parking bays for disabled visitors and young families.