Project: Wellington High Street
Client: Telford and Wrekin Council
Product: Invicta Block Paving Pearl & Onyx
As part of the wider four-year scheme, Telford and Wrekin Council had made a £450,000 commitment to residents in Wellington to make their town centre more attractive, more accessible and safer for pedestrians.
Major redevelopment of Market Street, Wellington, started in October 2022 with the first phase completed before Christmas. The work included pavement resurfacing, widening the footpath, replacing all kerbs and installing new drainage which improved the aesthetics and accessibility while still maintaining a one-way street with parking/loading provision.
Brett Landscaping’s specialist team offered extensive advice on the technical elements of the project in the planning stage and Telford Council specified Brett’s Invicta block paving for the project.
Invicta’s unique ‘AggTech’ surface layer provides a hardwearing surface for the high volume of pedestrians that travel through the town centre while retaining its vivid colours. Invicta Pearl (60mm) block paving was used in conjunction with Onyx 80mm pavers – all of the Invicta colour schemes complement each other but can also provide demarcation.
Brett Landscaping’s design teams then produced bespoke cross sections for the installation of the drainage channel block and its integration with the road kerbs. The channels run from the shop fronts to the conservation kerb; at the downpipe positions from the rooftops and acted as a demarcation and rigid lateral restraint across the footpaths.
This required bedding in mortar to take up the differences in the depth of the blocks.
All Brett’s concrete block paving is manufactured to comply with British Standards for all physical performance ratings, BREEAM Ratings, sustainability credentials and Responsible Sourcing Certifications.
Jamie Gledhill, Technical Engineering Manager for Brett Landscaping, said: “We were happy to be able to help Telford and Wrekin Council by offering advice and bespoke products for this development. The skills and experience in our teams mean we can always offer the best and most up-to-date guidance on paving and its installation.
“Our partnerships with local authorities are always satisfying as we are making a difference to the quality of life in those areas with product ranges that can dramatically improve the aesthetics of an area.”
Simon Wilkins, Principal highways Engineer for Telford and Wrekin Council, said: “Brett Landscaping have been a pleasure to deal with throughout the project, providing bespoke advice for our project within very tight deadlines.
“Representatives met us on site to talk through the scheme at design stage to fully understand the scheme requirements, and also provided laying patterns and design advice all at short notice.
“During the site works they engaged with us regularly to offer any further advice and ensure any issues could be dealt with swiftly and professionally.”
The work is all part of Telford and Wrekin Council’s four-year ‘Pride in Our Community’ investment programme to ‘Protect, Care and Invest to create a better borough’, between 2020 and 2024. More than £35m is being ploughed into keeping neighbourhoods safe, clean and well connected. installation of the drainage channel block and its integration with the road kerbs. The channels run from the shop fronts to the conservation kerb; at the downpipe positions from the rooftops and acted as a demarcation and rigid lateral restraint across the footpaths. Click here for more information on the Brett Landscaping, Invicta Block Paving range.
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