With Christmas right around the corner, here is a brief look back at just a few of the many schemes we have completed over the last 12 months for local authorities, home builders, developers, main contractors and private clients!
Our return after last year’s winter break saw a large residential development completed in Acton, West London on behalf of Kaybridge construction using a bespoke blend of golden resin bound paving, as well as several parking schemes for Leicester City Council and our continued highways improvement works for Tameside MBC!
As the weather improved, several large private installations were completed in the Watford and greater London area, with one in particular featuring specially designed extra-large expansion joints to match seamlessly with the Silver Grey resin bound paving finish!
Throughout the summer a number of specialist schemes were completed to include a large installation of blue safety surfacing to a pedestrian route within the huge Akzo Nobel manufacturing plant in Bordesley Green outside Birmingham, and a large installation of our ongoing Decra-Stone resin bonded works at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. Other schemes also included a SafeLane footbridge in Norwich, installed in 30c heat, but ready for the freezing temperatures we have now, and a case of old meeting new, in the way of a resin bound footpath surrounding an ancient church in Warwickshire.
As featured previously, late summer saw an 800m² installation of Amber Gold resin bonded paving to one of the 3 remaining Chantry Bridges in the UK, in Wakefield on behalf of Wakefield Council. This unusual but picturesque location with the Chantry Chapel opposite wasn’t without difficulty, as the age of the bridge meant no heavy vehicles were permitted, making the installation process even more hand-laid than usual!
HMS have been instrumental in the delivery of the ongoing improvements to the cycle network throughout Leicester City, offering a highly decorative yet environmentally friendly porous paving product for use over areas of soft landscaping. Finished using an attractive burnished red natural aggregate, over 2,000m² have already been installed to date, with further schemes to be completed into 2020 and beyond.
As the weather has turned more wintry, a large amount of road repairs and overbanding have been completed for various local authorities, in a bid to winter-proof our highways for the cold and wet weather ahead. This can be a great financial decision for councils, with our outputs being in excess of 2,000Lm a day, compared to the huge cost and disruption of a resurfacing scheme.
And to finish, most recently, The Rose Garden in Redcar. A project we have been working with Redcar and Cleveland Council on for almost a year has finally come to fruition, to include some fantastic work by a local fabricator to create the roses, and the hard work and attention to detail applied by our own installation crew, who worked constantly until 10pm to complete in time! So all in all a very busy and varied year, and with plenty more to come in 2020, watch this space for the next new project from HMS!