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The Hive

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Short description: Initial cleaning and natural-effect stain proof treatment on surfaces in stone.
  • Period of intervention: 2013
  • Materials: Natural stones and Agglomerates

A Fila Surface Care regime has been specified at The Hive - a partnership between Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester, and Europe's first joint university and public library. Located on a former derelict site, in Worcester city centre, the landmark building was designed by F Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, for Galliford Try. Stone treatments specified, as part of the Fila regime, included FILACLEANER; LEED-compliant FILAW68 - a water-based stain-proofing protector - and FILAPS87, for ongoing deep cleaning. The Fila regime commenced after installation, when FILACLEANER was used to carry out an initial wash of all sandstone surfaces. The stone was then treated with LEED-compliant FILAW68 – a stain-proofing protector which is designed for internal and exterior porous surfaces. The water-based treatment is non film-forming and seals and protects without altering appearance. For ongoing maintenance, FILACLEANER was specified once again, along with FILAPS87 for periodic deep cleaning. FILAPS87 is a 3-in-1 cleaner, stain and wax remover, which also removes epoxy grout residues.