Redevelopment of Taff Vale Shopping Centre


Work has started on the redevelopment of the former Taff Vale Shopping Centre in Pontypridd, Wales. The site will become a new library and leisure hub and will also include the new Headquarters for Transport for Wales, with an estimated scheme value of £40 million.

R. Lewis were instructed to provide decorative off-site intumescent coating with 60 minutes fire protection applications to the circular column supports for this scheme.


Working from our workshop in Cardiff, we were able treat the galvanised circular sections and then transport them to site when needed.

Treatments included:

  • Surfaces preparation: using mordant solution used to etch the substrate, followed by a wire brush within the scope of standard SSPC SP2
  • Primer application: International Interseal 670 HS 2 component epoxy
  • Intumescent coating: Application of coating to a specified thickness of 2000um or 2mm dry film thickness (DFT)

Decorative finish: Final decorative coat applications in colour RAL 7016