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MIGUA and Tremco Illbruck develop unique solution for London Bridge Station project

MIGUA and Tremco Illbruck develop unique solution for London Bridge Station project

MIGUA and British partner tremco illbruck were tasked with an ambitious project in the "London Bridge Station". The London Bridge Station is among the biggest stations in London, with over 49 million passengers in rail transport and more than 66 million subway passengers each year. The challenge was to ensure the electrical decoupling of the profile while at the same time maintaining its high loading bearing capacity. For this, the MIGUA team developed for the first time a MIGUTRANS joint profile that combined the classical, high load bearing capacity of a full-metal profile made of aluminium with a highly resistant PVC. Thus, the new product ensures the required electrical decoupling without losing load bearing capacity. With this unique solution, MIGUA together with tremco illbruck were able to provide a unique solution for the customer. Another example of the implementation of our guiding principle MIGUA - You First. Our customers' needs set our benchmark.

Migua is the new brand name for Compriband Movement Joints

Migua is the new brand name for Compriband Movement Joints

After 40 years of selling the German manufactured ‘Migua’ movement joints in the UK under our Compriband brand, tremco illbruck will now promote and sell their extensive range of movement joints under the Migua brand.
At tremco illbruck, we have recently undergone a number of changes to the structure of our brands. These are now clearly defined and support our markets of Windows & Façades, Flooring & Waterproofing, Passive Fire Protection and key Industrial sectors.
In the UK, our range of Mechanical Movement Joints has always been core to our business. The strength of the Migua brand will reinforce our position as a leading supplier of robust mechanical joints profiles, specialising in high traffic areas for both people and vehicles.
Migua are recognised worldwide for being synonymous with quality and are at the forefront of innovation. In the UK, we have always promoted this quality, along with expert local service and advice, to ensure the correct profile selection for your project.

London Transport Hub Controls Small Movements

London Transport Hub Controls Small Movements

As one of the capital’s most ambitious and prestigious regeneration projects, the redevelopment of London Bridge Railway Station and its surrounding area which includes The Shard, represents a multi-faceted, multi-level engineering challenge with which tremco illbruck has been engaged at every stage in the supply of Migua mechanical movement joints.
tremco illbruck’s involvement began some five years ago when the company provided design assistance as well as a large quantity of movement joints for the refurbishment of the station plaza; moving across the area of the bus station and on towards the base of the Shard, the UK’s tallest structure.
Now the manufacturer has been called upon again to produce both standard and bespoke movement joints for the reconstruction of the main platforms within London Bridge station. The work involves the creation of additional access from the St. Thomas Street end; at all stages having to take account of multi-directional and very large load conditions as well as the variety of surface finishes being laid.
Simon Foy is the Technical Manager for tremco illbruck and he has been involved throughout the various phases of the project. He explained “This has been a very complex project which has spread its way around the whole of the environs to London Bridge, requiring us to work with a large number of interested parties or stakeholders such as London Transport and Network Rail, as well as the local authority and the various specialist contractors.
“The latter have included Grants of Shoreditch, the flooring company which laid the paving and other surfaces around the station plaza and then also the bus station. Another contractor, Blu-3 carried out the work around The Shard for which MACE was the main contractor.
“Amongst the technical issues we have had to help deal with has been the sheer scale of The Shard which was monitored throughout its construction to ensure it wasn’t causing heave beneath the adjoining properties. And now with the station platforms we have had to accommodate the torsion effects of the trains pulling in alongside. We have been able to draw on some of our experiences from Heathrow Terminal 5 in order to assist the consultants as they have come up with each fresh challenge.”
Following consultation with architects Pascal & Watson in 2010, FP90/80 Ni movement joints were laid by Grants in the areas of the station concourse and plaza. Then, in 2012, tremco illbruck worked with Townsend Landscape Architects to develop a special-height, heavy-duty version of the FP90 joint which was laid in front of the entrance to the Shangri-La Hotel at ground level in The Shard. In addition, over the same period, more FP90/80 units were supplied to Grants for work in the bus terminal.
Now for the platform refurbishment being carried out with WSP Engineers and the Grimshaw architectural practice, the manufacturer is supplying a quantity of its FS all metal joints with special extended side fix legs; and bespoke solutions at floor/escalator junctions.
tremco illbruck are the exclusive distributor of Migua movement joints in the UK.

MIGUA to supply Haribo in UK

MIGUA to supply Haribo in UK

Haribo is to built a new factory in Great Britain. In addition to the already existing facilities in Pontefract, Haribo is now expanding its production capacity by setting up a new plant in Castleford. This modern production facility will be provided by MIGUA with 400 Meters of the reliable, watertight MIGUTAN expansion joints with an ultra-even sealing insert to meet high hygienic requirements.