Charcon Has Been Working Alongside Evolution Gateshead

Charcon Has Been Working Alongside Evolution Gateshead

The division of Aggregate Industries that focuses on commercial hard landscaping, Charcon, has been working alongside Evolution Gateshead in order to supply a range of precast concrete flags, blocks and kerbs to the development as part of Evolution’s Gateshead BIG project.

The regeneration that is taking place as part of the Gateshead BIG is thought to be the largest regeneration of residential areas outside of London. The programme consists of 19 different sites that will be developed over the course of the next 15-20 years. The project is being carried out over 70 hectares of land and will deliver 2,400 new homes as well as brand new communities for people to live in. It is thought that the properties will be of a good standard and should be popular with prospective buyers.

The first phase will be started in March 2014 and it is thought that it will be completed in June of this year. This phase 1 will include three sites which are the Avon Street, Birtley Northside, and Bensham & Saltwell sites. These thee developments will create 450 homes in total across the different sites. The designs for the regeneration have been prepared by a number of different architects, landscape architects and surveyors in order to make the most out of each site. The architect firms used for this programme includes Brooks Architects, S333, Red Box Architects, Studio Egret West, Queensberry Design and Robinson Landscape design.  Charcon has been asked to provide the hard landscaping for the projects. The commercial hard landscaping division will work to allow good access for vehicles and safe routes for pedestrians on the new developments.

Charcon has been able to supply more than 10,600 sq. m. of hard landscaping materials for the project, which includes 5,880 sq. m. of Moordale® Textured flag in Grey to be used for the paving. The Textured paving uses both yorkstone and limestone aggregates in order to offer the best performance and durability as well as having good slip-resistance.

Tags:

You May Also Like

Gavin Bonner from Cundall says that the government's BIM Level 2 mandate is seen as a model around the world, and that it is unsurprising that it is taking time for organisations - both in the public sector and the construction supply chain - to develop the skill and the expertise to support BIM.

Government BIM failures

“No-one denies that more needs to be done to invest in BIM training and ...

RCM Form Charity Partnership With Dougie Mac

RCM Form Charity Partnership With Dougie Mac

RCM, the complete through wall solutions provider for the UK construction industry has announced ...

Makita’s 447M M-Class dust extractor has set high performance and reliability standards throughout industry since its introduction and the latest version of the M-Class extractor, the new VC4210M, bristles with new features whilst maintaining a highly competitive price point.

MAKITA INTRODUCE IMPROVED M-CLASS DUST EXTRACTOR

Makita’s 447M M-Class dust extractor has set high performance and reliability standards throughout industry ...