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Aggregate Industries claims a place in the sun in Lowestoft

Hard landscaping specialist Aggregate Industries have supplied almost 1,000 square metres of Natural Yorkstone Flag Paving and Setts as part of an exciting package of measures to transform large areas of Lowestoft's shopping and seafront areas.

Part of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) Regeneration Plus initiative, the Waveney Sunrise Scheme is a £14.7m programme to transform the infrastructure and environmental image of the public realm in Lowestoft's town centre and South Lowestoft and is supported by Waveney District Council, Suffolk County Council and part-funded by the European Union. Improvements include restoration of prominent buildings, tree planting, new street furniture, improved lighting, extended pedestrian areas, footpath widening, car park enhancements and upgrading of crossings.

A design focus group specified a variety of products from our comprehensive natural range. As part of the refurbishment and pedestrianisation of Lowestoft's main shopping street, a combination of Natural Yorkstone Flag Paving and Setts in a range of sizes and finishes were used to create a 'string of pearls' in the three squares, providing natural stopping off points.

In Station Square, Highmoor Natural Yorkstone Flag Paving has also been used to create a 6.7m circular feature, marking the spot where the town's Christmas was traditionally sited. However the stone circle will shortly provide an attractive home for a permanent art installation which will be specifically designed for the site.

Used throughout the country for many years in high profile locations, natural Yorkstone is renowned for its beauty and hard wearing properties. Available as flag paving and setts in a range of traditional colours, our Charcon Natural Yorkstone Flag Paving will enhance any hard landscaping project. The unique, entirely natural colour variations and historical nature of these products provide a classic appearance to complement any modern design.

Highmoor is one of the most distinctive and popular Yorkstones available. Its highly colourful patterning ranges from cream/buff to gold/brown. The variations in colour with individual slabs incorporating greys and blues are particularly pronounced and, with its high-quality technical properties, make it a favourite with specifiers.

In addition, we have supplied more than 2,500 square metres of Woburn Rumbled Block Paving in Graphite for the main pedestrian thoroughfare with Countryside Classic Kerb delineating the former kerb line to give the sense that London Road North was originally a busy main road. A further 2,000 square metres of Woburn Rumbled Block Paving in Rustic and additional Countryside Classic Kerb are also being supplied for the creation of five pedestrian areas which link London Road South and Marine Drive, which runs along the main Esplanade.

Samantha Harvey at Suffolk County Council said: "London Road North has been transformed into a high quality town centre environment. The hard landscaping and other improvements provide an attractive image which will ultimately help increase visitors. In addition to injecting a sense of quality and warmth, the Natural Yorkstone Flag Paving helps to link the buildings flanking the squares into the streetscene, creating a real sense of space."

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