We were able to supply a variety of bespoke granite paving products that met the high standards and quality required for the project.

26.01.2012
 

Brief

As part of the T5 development at Heathrow Airport in London, a prestigious new ground plaza walkway was required.

To provide a ground plaza walkway made from the very highest quality materials, as befitting this major prestige new build project. Sustainable sourcing of products was a key requirement and the project had to be completed to a tight programme within a stipulated budget. This was against a backdrop of busy and enclosed working areas, due to the other major development taking place.

Solution

We went to great lengths to satisfy all the demanding criteria of this key public realm area for Heathrow Airport. Working in conjunction with the BAA design team, new products were developed to provide bespoke solutions. These included products manufactured to 1 mm tolerance and the supply of specialist Granite paving with specially cut materials. In addition, 7 bespoke benches were produced to the same exacting standards, using the same granite as the paving, and which demonstrated our ability to be adaptable to meet this demanding brief.

“Aggregate Industries provided the T5 project with a complete package for the supply of Granite paving and bespoke items. Their service was unrivalled, offering a unique supply offer, incorporating all BAA’s requirements for value for money, quality and ethical performance.

They offered a full design service, and visited and audited all potential quarry sources during the initial design phases alongside BAA. They worked closely with their supply partners to improve the achievable tolerances of the materials delivered to site. They also reassured and delivered on all elements that BAA and the nominated contractors required.
This was a true success from initial design to the finished article on site. This project is something that all parties involved should be proud to be involved with.”

Mark Blackwell, Head of Design , BAA


Product features:

Natural Granite paving and setts both have outstanding aesthetic appeal, coupled with high durability, and are available in a range of textures and finishes. All our Granite is quarried especially to order, to tolerances as tight as required, and to the relevant European standard.
These products are suitable for all pedestrian areas, and areas with vehicular overrun, subject to the correct design procedures being followed*. Great care is taken to ensure that our products are sourced responsibly.
Granite street furniture is available as a bespoke special item, and is manufactured using some of the latest technology to give an outstanding look to complement any development. Contact us for more details.
 

Project details

  • YRM Architects

  • Infrastructure

  • BAA/Laing O’Rourke 

  • Laing O’Rourke/Vetter UK 

    • Solution provider
    • High quality products
    • High standards
    • Easy accessibility to technical and customer services
 

Aggregate Industries provided the T5 project with a complete package for the supply of Granite paving & bespoke items. Their service was unrivalled, offering a unique supply offer, incorporating all BAA’s requirements for value for money, quality & ethics.

Mark Blackwell
Head of Design, BAA