HMS has worked for Leicester City Highways in many capacities for in excess of 20 years, completing highway surfacing, footpaths, parks, pedestrianisation of the city centre, English Heritage sites and much more.
Most recently we have been undertaking a wide variety of verge hardening schemes, which ultimately creates additional parking spaces to areas which were otherwise grass and soft landscaping within residential areas around the city. Our resin bound products offer an excellent hard-wearing surface coupled with SUDS compliant porous soak-away system meaning no standing water and pressure alleviated from mains drainage.
Leicester City Council is investing heavily in a number of environmentally orientated schemes, with the most prevalent being the continuation of the cycle network through the city. The scheme aligns with Leicester City Council’s goal to create a sustainable city. Using guidance from international expert Brian Deegan, the council has outlined five key objectives for this approach: reduce congestion, improve journey times, improve air quality and reduce noise, reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life.
In line with this, HMS is very pleased to be awarded as principle contractor for the installation of ongoing cycle scheme works within the city boundaries. Our porous resin bound paving can be installed across areas of soft landscaping as porosity is maintained, and is finished using a bespoke mix of natural red aggregate to ensure continuity with the red tarmac forming other parts of the route throughout the city network.
Our current works along Lancaster Road and through Victoria Park encompass the first phase of our involvement in the scheme, and will see in excess of 2,000m² of the network completed by the end of October. The next phase of the works are very much in the pipeline, so watch this space!
Other recent works include installations as part of extensive redevelopment of Vaughan Way & Belgrave Gate, which has seen several thousand m² of decorative, slip resistance resin bonded paving laid to footpaths, crossing and central reserve areas, dramatically improving the visual appearance of the location as a whole.