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For hospitality and reception areas of a new London football stadium, the client required flooring that matched their aesthetic aspirations, contributed to a safe, welcoming environment and could be easily adapted to suit the staging of other events.

“Creating the right ambience

is crucial in a hospitality area, therefore providing a surface which absorbed, rather than amplified unnecessary noise

caused by footfall, for example, was a must.”

The Community Stadium is the smart new home of Brentford FC who currently compete in England’s Championship, one tier below the Premier League. The 17,000-capacity venue, which is based in west London’s leafier fringe, heralds an exciting new era for the club. Having relocated from Griffin Park, the ground they called home for 116 years, the Community Stadium is ‘the Bees’ ambitious statement of intent to become an established top-flight English club in the world’s most lucrative league.


According to Brentford’s owners, sustainability is key to financing the stadium, which is the ‘cornerstone’ of their long- term vision for the club. Matchday hospitality and having the capability to host any number of ulterior activities is seen as a potentially lucrative revenue stream for sports clubs in the modern era. Therefore, the Community Stadium’s corporate bar and restaurant suites needed to be of sufficient standard to satisfy current fans and attract new customers to the venue.

For the flooring in hospitality, corridor and main reception areas, the client required a seamless solution. This was particularly relevant to the large open spaces inhabited by the bar and restaurant, as it was imperative to remove the potential for floor joins from customer’s eyeline. It led to main contractor MJF Facilities, in conjunction with Sika, specifying a seamless, tough-elastic polyurethane-based floorcovering – Sika ComfortFloor PS-27 – for the task.

Comprising a primer (Sikafloor-150/-151), base coat (Sikafloor-327) and a top coat (Sikafloor-305 W), Sika ComfortFloor PS-27 is ideal for a range of applications, such as leisure and culture, retail and residential spaces, where safety, an attractive finish and a high degree of durability is required to cope with heavy footfall.

In total, 1,500m2 of Sika ComfortFloor PS-27 was installed

at the Community Stadium. Prior to its use, Buckingham Group, which applied the system, needed to repair a number of cracks in the bar and restaurant flooring. These were caused by movement in the new concrete substrate and were mitigated – following consultations with Sika’s technical

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