Aggregate Industries’ commercial hard landscaping division, Charcon, has completed a £20 million development for Sybil Andrews Academy. The Academy is part of the Moreton Hall development which is located in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk.
Aggregate Industries is one of the leading players within the construction and infrastructure industries. The company supplies a variety of construction materials which includes aggregates as well as ready mixed or precast concretes and asphalt. The Charcon division of this business delivers a wide range of paving, natural stone as well as kerbing and drainage as part of the hard landscaping products they offer.
Charcon were appointed to work on the Sybil Andrews Academy project by Barnes construction. The company consulted with the project architects Concertus in order to devise the best hard landscaping solution for the development. The landscaping need to allow ease of movement around the school as well as tying in with the green features of the school and its modern design.
In order to boost the sustainability rating that the school received, over 3,500 sq. m. of Infilta 80mm, a permeable block that has been used for paving. There was also around 3,200 sq. m. Infilta specifier block paving that was used on site as the surface for the car park. These products were used because they are incredibly durable but also nice to look at while also being urban drainage systems. Infilta can be produced in more than 20 different colour and texture variations and are made from recycled aggregates. The product makes up a part of Charcon’s Life® portfolio which was intended to make it simpler to meet sustainable specification.
In addition to this more than 1,700 sq. m. of Andover Textured block paving was used to deliver design flexibility for the walkways and play areas. Sybil Andrews Academy was completed in November last year, and now has 200 students who are benefitting from the high spec facilities.