StructureCare brings DeckProtect+ to Edinburgh’s new retail-led lifestyle district

Pictured is the car park at St James Quarter, Edinburgh's largest retail development

The respected, proven DeckProtect+ range of coatings from StructureCare features in the car park at St James Quarter, Edinburgh’s largest development in a generation. Working as a specialist subcontractor to Laing O’Rourke, StructureCare has successfully completed a contract applying liquid applied deck coatings and wayfinding to the three-storey parking structure which comprises 1,600 parking bays.

The car park is part of the 1,700,000 square foot St James Quarter, one of the most significant city centre transformations currently underway in the UK. It is a new quarter for the city, with a stunning new shopping galleria housing 80 new brands and an enticing mix of restaurants and bars already completed, with a luxury W Edinburgh, a boutique Everyman Cinema and a Roomzzz Aparthotel still underway.

A key factor in the award of the contract to StructureCare is the company’s unique position within the sector as both a manufacturer and installer of car park deck coating systems.  It has led to StructureCare’s highly skilled operatives installing 48,907m2 of DeckProtect+ deck coatings throughout all levels of the car park, with an additional 2,825m2 of DeckProtect being applied at the entrance and exit of the car park.

Ryan Williams, Business Development Manager for StructureCare, explained “We undertook additional surface preparation and sacrificial coating works to ensure the concrete decks met with our client’s expectations.  This was one of the biggest building projects in Europe and our operatives worked in and around other trades.  The works were paused due to Scottish Covid restrictions with the closure of all building sites.  We are obviously proud of the work done by our team in helping to makes St James a much-valued addition to a wonderful, vibrant city”. 

The DeckProtect+ range delivers outstanding aesthetic qualities as well as excellent performance and durability. Armed with the market leading range, StructureCare is able to deliver a high-quality solution to meet any car park challenge. 

More information on the DeckProtect+ range is detailed in StructureCare’s new technical brochure, “Versatile & Innovative Deck Coating Systems for Car Park Structures” which can be downloaded from the website


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BDC 305 Jun 2023