Charcon, the hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries has provided their Andover Textured product to help transform The Concourse, an area connecting buildings at Sheffield University.
Architects HLM wanted to incorporate Portuguese yellow granite as an accent feature and required a concrete product that had high sustainability values to enhance the green credentials of the scheme in accordance with Sheffield City Council’s ‘Grey to Green’ Strategy.
Charcon’s Andover Textured product was chosen due to high aesthetic qualities and its recycled content, of which both the recycled and virgin materials are UK sourced materials.
This was combined with the bands of Portuguese yellow granite setts to connect the new space to existing local vernacular of granite kerbs and concrete paving.
Charcon worked in coordination with the architects and the contractor, providing advice on installation and detailing.
This materials pallet will form the basis of a newly adopted strategy for all future university developments within the heart of the main campus and its surrounding buildings.
James Gray, Specification Manager within Aggregate Industries’ Concrete Products Division, said: “Through our early and in-depth involvement in the design phase, we were able to help HLM deliver a specification for a well-conceived and cohesive open space."
"The success of this project highlighted Charcon to be a great project partner from design to completion. The Charcon team is now working as the hard landscaping supplier for the new social sciences building which is due for completion in 2020.”
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