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Gallions Housing Association
NatraTex Cotswold® bound surfacing was used to regenerate the outdoor facilities of a South East London residential area as part of the Alsike Road Improvement Works.
Yarnton Way in Thamesmead is a residential complex comprising several tower blocks, which are undergoing improvements to increase safety and recreational enjoyment for the residents.
Gallions Housing Association, which is now part of the Peabody Group, used NatraTex® Cotswold surfacing in Buff to re-surface 5,000 sq.m of roads and footpaths around the tower blocks to provide clear demarcation that is aesthetically pleasing.
The 6mm NatraTex Cotswold® application formed the first stage of the project, which aims to improve the landscape and urban environment by removing barriers such as walkways and garages. NatraTex Cotswold® provides clear, direct and safe routes to residents’ homes while equipping the area with a suitable base on which to improve lighting and signage.
The resurfacing also enhanced the parking provision for the residents, and by extending the same NatraTex Cotswold® material, helped to define three secure communal gardens and a dog walking area.
Dan Hill, Head of Thamesmead Strategy at Peabody, commented on the NatraTex Cotswold product, “After considering various options of slabs, tarmac and paving the project team agreed that Colourtex was the best option. Following a quick and simple application, NatraTex Cotswold has proved a good choice to create a positive environment for our residents.”