Witton Street Phase 1 – Cheshire West and Chester BC public realm scheme has won the ‘Highways’ LGN Street Design Award 2013. Ultrascape’s renowned flowable grout, Flowpoint was supplied for the project.
The ‘Highways’ category of the annual LGN Street Design Awards recognises best practice and innovation in street design across the UK. The nominated panel of independent judges chose the Witton Street public realm scheme as this year’s winner.
The new scheme provides an appropriate setting for the historic buildings lining the street and has given the area a very distinct identity. It has reintroduced a more traditional feel that enhances the setting of its historic buildings. 20th century paving patterns that once characterised the street scene and re-laid porphyry sets both formed part of the new improvements.
Ultrascape Flowpoint is part of Ultrascape’s BS 7533 compliant mortar paving system, and it was specified due to its suitability for irregular joints and professional results. Meeting the requirements of BS 7533 thus ensures a construction life in excess of 40 years.
Due to the product’s rapid setting performance, paving grouted with Flowpoint can be opened to pedestrians in just 1 hour and vehicular traffic after only 4 hours, minimising disruption.
The product is suitable for almost all paving types, here buff diamond British yorkstone and granites ranging in colour from grey to black were used. Flowpoint is fast and efficient to apply leaving a perfect, stain free finish. A finish that is appropriate to modern or historic paving looks, perfect considering the innovative use of art also makes this project stand out as a winner. The council commissioned artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi to ensure the new project reflects the town’s history and helps tie the historical buildings to the street.
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