As part of a £70 million investment in new facilities, the University embarked on a much-needed environmental enhancement scheme for the main entrance to the campus, in the centre of Middlesbrough. Designed by environmental consultants, Glen Kemp Ltd., the project has seen the transformation of an area dominated by car parking into a high quality, contemporary, pedestrian priority environment, enhancing the image of the University and providing improved access to the campus.
To provide an attractive context to the varied styles of the existing buildings, Glen Kemp designed a simple landscape layout using a suite of complementary paving materials from Aggregate Industries to provide form and interest within the pedestrian dominated area.
A combination of products from our Charcon block paving range was used at the main entrance to the campus, with a range of materials, colours and finishes being chosen to demarcate the different areas and provide strong visual interest. Our cobble style Woburn Rumbled Block Paving setts in Graphite were used for the drive and visitor drop-off area in front of the main building, flanked by Woburn Rumbled Block Paving setts in warm Rustic linking in with the red brick of the main building. Natural Granite Setts, Andover Textured Block Paving in Silver Grey and Countrysetts in Silver Grey and Dark Grey were also used, along with the complementary Countryside Classic Kerb.
In pedestrian areas, premium Appalachian Flag Paving in Grey and Black Fleck was laid in contrasting blocks to define the principal pedestrian route through the campus, with regular blocks of Grey textured Moordale Flag Paving providing additional contrast and access to and egress from the main walkway.