Charcon and Bardon Construction were able to join up to provide the ideal products and solution to the project
Northampton is undertaking a major urban extension to provide up to 1,200 new energy-efficient homes and substantial commercial floor space. The scheme will also provide a range of facilities such as a primary school, a country park, playing fields, neighbourhood shops and interpretation and local centres.
To create a new access road off Weedon Road plus a new link road and junction improvements. Also to refurbish the surrounding infrastructure with hard landscaping to the central reservation, improved bus-stops and pedestrian crossings, tree planting and new street lighting. High quality natural materials were specified, providing a durable installation and a design statement.
A combination of Sandstone and Yorkstone setts were used at pedestrian crossings providing interest and visual signposts. Charcon also supplied 4 km of Granite kerb and provided technical and logistical back up.
“Our overall requirement was to achieve an urban character and quality to an existing unrestricted dual carriageway in a ‘countryside’ location. The materials were selected to achieve a high quality finish, to make pedestrian areas relevant and to differentiate between pedestrian and vehicular activity in a positive way. The durability and longevity of the materials were influential in their specification.”
David Newman, Partner, Quartet Design Ltd.
Our overall requirement was to achieve an urban character and quality to an existing unrestricted dual carriageway in a ‘countryside’ location. The materials were selected to achieve a high quality finish
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