Products supplied by Aggregate Industries’ commercial hard landscaping division have helped to transform Leicester’s historic Greyfriars conservation area, ahead of the city’s high profile reburial of King Richard III. The Charcon team was awarded the contract to specify block paving products for the re-development of paving and walkways throughout the area, made famous following the discovery of King Richard III in 2013. The project was part of Leicester City Council’s ongoing street rejuvenation programme and received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Working closely with the landscape planners and engineers at Leicester City Council, the Charcon team created three bespoke products, which perfectly matched the existing specification and particular colour scheme. In total, 6672m2 of Charcon Andover Textured premium precast concrete paving was supplied in three new shades; Washed Pink Granite, Washed Heather Porphyry and Washed Tuscan Porphyry. The bespoke products were delivered in various configurations, comprising different quantities of each colour to create a unique, high quality look which complimented the feel of the area and wider city street-scene. To complete the scheme, Charcon supplied an additional 400m2 of Vianova in Anthracite Charcoal shade, a contemporary polished paving, which was laid in a linear format to act as a guidance strip for pedestrians.
Mike Davies, Major Projects & Specifications Manager at Aggregate Industries, said: “This has been a hugely exciting project to work on, with this particular area the focus of so much recent media interest. Aggregate Industries is a Leicestershire business and we’re very proud of our heritage. We have a successful history of supplying materials to Leicester City Council, thanks to our sustainability credentials, bespoke product design expertise and high-quality manufacturing output. This project is another example of our ability to create unique paving solutions to perfectly match a very specific criteria.”