Meeting the exacting requirements of a major project like Donington Park demanded innovation at every level.
Our approach started with optimizing supply chain logistics. With the help of our two closest supply plants - Bardon Hill & Tinsley - we ensured a continuous, uninterrupted supply of asphalt to the site. This allowed us to lay the product at a consistent speed in echelon to achieve a jointless surface, minimizing disruptions and maximising efficiency.
For the first time in the UK, we leveraged cutting-edge paving equipment from Wirtgen, including the S-2100-5i with extension boxes and MT3000-3i feeder pavers, and Multiplex Averaging beams.
Our onsite logistics coordinator ensured that the materials were laid in the order they were mixed, ensuring optimum temperatures and a constant flow of material
Using the Topcon Smoothride system on the Powerplane cold milling equipment resulted in maximum precision, achieving an average International Roughness Index (IRI) of 0.3, a third of the specified requirement.
We completed the project on time and within budget. This resurfacing marks the most significant improvements at the venue in nearly two decades, heralding a new era of high speed racing at Donington Park race track.