A project to rejuvenate and improve Caernarfon Promenade, set alongside the historic and protected setting of Caernarfon Castle, faced numerous challenges as part of the delivery and installation process. As a major tourist attraction, the promenade has a large number of visitors - walking, cycling and vehicular - therefore the surface needed to be extremely durable.
In excess of 3000m2 of surfacing needed to be laid, requiring a system that could be put down quickly and efficiently in order for the promenade to re-open in time for the Easter holidays.
This project also had its own unique challenge. Being closely located to the sea meant it would come into regular contact with salt water, so any surface laid needed to be resilient enough to prevent damage from this.
Dekorgrip resin bound surfacing provided a hardwearing material that could be laid in a short amount of time, and at the depth required to suit the application and traffic requirements.
The selection of several colours of aggregate was also a benefit to the project, with Barley Beach, Sandringham and a special created blend of Black Basalt, which was used in the creation of stunning nautical shapes and route markings.
DekorGrip was also able to help with the time and delivery issues that the contractor faced. Through close communication and planning of delivery, 3000m2 was laid in a very short timescale and the promenade could be reopened to the public in time for the Easter holidays.
With various challenges laid out at the start of the project, it was quickly established that, along with a resin bound stone surface, the expertise and knowledge of the DekorGrip team was required.
The surface suited the historic backdrop perfectly and provided a sustainable surface that would also withstand the challenging conditions of regular contact of salt water.
In addition, the variety of stone blends that can be supplied by DekorGrip allowed creativity to flow and made for an aesthetically pleasing finish, with minimum difficulty.
The site received the ICE 2015 Sustainability Award.