The refurbished Toowoomba Bus Station in Neil Street has re-opened for bus services following a facelift, which has allowed it to become a one-stop location for local and long-distance bus services. Greyhound Australia coaches have relocated to the bus station, which will be the launching point for services to major destinations including Brisbane, Mt Isa, Darwin and Melbourne. The refurbishment works included Transitions Honed Concrete on the platform walkways and shared pedestrian and bus use ones.
- Transitions Honed Concrete
- R12 Slip Rating
- Full Aggregate Exposure
- 2.5 weeks to complete works
The clients’ objective for the concrete pedestrian and platform walkways, at the new Toowoomba Bus Interchange, included both aesthetic and functional elements. They wanted to achieve a more decorative, bright and up market look and feel as a part of this revitalisation for visiting and departing guests of Toowoomba. Furthermore, the concrete floors had to fit within the safety requirements for the environment and use of the facility.
The concrete pedestrian and platform walkways had set requirements, which related to its performance. Firstly the concrete floors had a very important requirement to be a non-slip surface, helping to prevent slips and falls, most notably with wet weather and oil residue. Additionally, the concrete floor product chosen needed to be easily maintained. This maintenance should be in line with current cleaning regimes at the bus station.
The chosen product for the pedestrian and platform walkways at the newly revitalised bus station at Neil Street in Toowoomba is Transitions Honed Concrete. Not only does this concrete flooring product fulfill all the objectives and requirements set down by the client but it has also provided UV stability and provided additional colour through locally sourced aggregate. The Transitions Honed Concrete floor was able to achieve an R12 slip rating, resulting in a smooth and serviceable profile, which also assists with easy ongoing maintenance.
Toowoomba Regional Council was very happy with the outcome of the Transitions Honed Concrete floor. The result was a cost effective yet high performing and long lasting product.