Aggregate Industries have provided a range of their bespoke solutions for a North West Cambridge development, including specialist asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, and landscaping products.
Once complete the development will include 3,000 homes, accommodation for 2,000 postgraduate students and 100,000m2 of academic and research and development space.
Planners were keen to avoid the use of traditional blacktop asphalt for road surfacing to ensure the new district was in keeping with the surrounding countryside.
Aggregate Industries’ SuperColour® Exposed Golden Gravel formula was specified and the team carried out extensive skid resistance testing on the scheme prior to installation, to ensure it met exacting safety requirements.
When it came to landscaping, the architects were keen to work with the Charcon commercial landscaping team to provide paving products that would work with all the different architectural element and meet sustainability standards.
Aggregate StoneMaster® paving was best suited, providing a range of flag and block paving made from a fine sand mix that replicates the appearance of natural sandstone, making it more economical whilst still achieving a high-end landscaping look.
The product also offered a sustainable solution, containing over 50% reclaimed or recycled materials.
Also supplied 14,000m3 of ready-mixed concrete for the first phase of the project, which has seen the construction of 91 residential homes on top of an underground car park.
This included 3,000m3 of its innovative and highly-durable Watertight concrete mix to protect the car parks’ basement and ground floor slab from water ingress and potential damp.
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