Culture and heritage
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South West England
Weald and Downland Liviing Museum
Pilbeam Construction and True Grip Ltd
Terrabase Rustic and Addaset
The Weald and Downland Living Museum near Chichester, West Sussex acquired £6 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for The Gateway Project. This was designed by ABIR Architects and included a new waterside café, shop and visitor centre to enhance the visitor experience to the 40 acre site which showcases rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape.
The museum required external surfacing that would be sympathetic to the historic environment whilst also being hard-wearing and low maintenance.
Addagrip approved contractor True Grip Ltd was appointed by Pilbeam Construction to install a series of resin bound pathways and pedestrian areas using Terrabase Rustic and Addaset.
Terrabase Rustic was selected in an Oak blend for the existing hoggin pathways which called for a no-dig solution due to tree root protection requirements. Terrabase Rustic does not require a concrete or asphalt base so was the perfect solution to upgrade the pathways with minimal disruption. The 6-10mm aggregate blend provided a rustic looking surface which was porous and easy to maintain.
As part of the build for the new visitor centre, the client required a more contemporary surface for the entrance area in keeping with the modern design of the buildings. Addaset resin bound porous surfacing in a Lucerne Silver blend was selected to provide a decorative, hard-wearing, and low maintenance seamless surface.
The resin bound pathways were completed in April 2017 ready for the opening of the new visitor centre in May.