Mercedes Benz Autohaus, Newstead
Project Name: Mercedes Benz Autohaus, Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead, QLD, 4006
Applicator: MTS Tiling
Architect: Cottee Parker Architects
General Contractor: John Holland Pty Ltd
As an Australian first for the automotive powerhouse, Mercedes Benz opened a new flagship store in Newstead, QLD. The five-storey, 32,000 sqm Mercedes Benz Autohaus dealership includes a 539 sqm museum, garden pavilion, staff training centre, 45 vehicle maintenance bays, a rooftop restaurant and a function area and is the car dealer’s largest development of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
The sheer size of the project posed challenges for the general contractor. The five-storey building required 15,000sqm of wall and floor tiling of various sizes and areas ranging from showrooms, workshops and amenities.
The tiles themselves were chosen specifically by principal and as such, a system was required that could work in conjunction with what was provided.
The project also required a fast turnaround, so a product system was needed that could allow the builders and contractors to proceed at a faster than normal rate to meet the expectations of everyone involved.
ARDEX tiling products were specified and chosen for this large project. The tiling contractor – MTS Tiling – was also an approved and trained installer of ARDEX products, helping to ensure that the ARDEX system was installed to the recommended specifications and eliminating the risk of product failure.
ARDEX K 15 Microtec self-levelling compound is rapid-drying and contains Microfibre reinforcement. Being rapid-dry the compound achieves high early strength and is walkable after 2 hours with most floor coverings able to be installed 16 hours later, allowing a fast turnaround of work.
ARDEX X 18 Non-Slump wall and floor tile adhesive is fibre-reinforced which provides added strength to the tiled areas – ideal for the intended use of the Autohaus. Being non-slump, the adhesive is also ideal for large format and heavy tiles.
Beyond the performance of the specified ARDEX products, the level of Customer Service and Technical Support provided also proved to be a determining factor in the success of the job.
The Mercedes Benz Autohaus became one of the biggest tiling jobs outside of retail shops completed in Brisbane in modern times.
Products used for this project
ARDEX K 15 Microtec
Rapid-Drying Self-Levelling Smoothing Compound
- Ardurapid technology with Microfibre reinforcement
- Feather edge to any thickness in one application
ARDEX X 18
Fibre Reinforced Flexible Non Slump Wall and Floor Tile Adhesive
- Fibre reinforced for extra strength and peace of mind
- Excellent workability with low sand content
More projects in Retail
The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Dubai Mall is the world’s largest covered mall including a shark tank, an Olympic size skating rink, and theme park.
Mercedes Benz Autohaus, Newstead
ARDEX system specified for unique 32,000 sqm auto dealership
Harbour Town Eats, Gold Coast
External tiling system specified in the worlds largest installation of Flexbone.
Marina Square, Wentworth Point
ARDEX tiling and grouting system used in major shopping centre.
MYER Shopping Centre, Cairns
ARDEX system specified for 10,000m of timber flooring to be laid at Myer Cairns.
Dubai Mall, Dubai
ARDEX System recommended for one of the largest retail shopping malls in the world - Dubai Mall.
The Canberra Centre, Canberra
ARDEX adhesive used in large upgrade of The Canberra Centre
Westfield Miranda, Sydney
ARDEX specification chosen for project requiring quick turnaround
Warnbro Shopping Centre, Warnbro
ARDEX system specified in time critical project
The Emporium, Melbourne
21,000 sqm of tiling completed using ARDEX adhesive and grout
MYER Building, Launceston
ARDEX TPO roofing membrane used to repair leaking roof at the Myer building
Te Wharewaka O Poneke, Wellington
1000 sq. metres of 1.5mm Dark Grey Butynol® was used for this significant arts venue.