Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location South East England
Client Kent County Council
Consultant Russell Florey, Amey Consulting
Contractor Amey Highways
Products used Staffordshire Red, Brown Brindle and Blue clay pavers
 
 

Requirement

Kent County Council wanted to shift priority from vehicles to pedestrians in Tonbridge town centre, thereby providing a more pleasant environment for shoppers. The new scheme has widened pavements, and a new vehicular speed limit of 20mph speed limit enables people to cross the carriageway more easily.

Solution

Ketley square-edged clay pavers were chosen for the project because Tonbridge has a history of using square-edged paving for pavements. Ketley's pavers provided the best match, and a combination of Red, Brown Brindle and Blue were selected.

Tactile blister paving was also laid at puffin crossings, and a visually contrasting line of Ketley's blue corduroy paving runs along the edge of the footway around the table top, so that it is easy to detect the carriageway underfoot.

For the vehicle loading bay areas, Staffordshire Blue pavers were laid in a herringbone pattern, and stand out from the walkways in their mixed colour running bond. Different pavers were also used for the botany area, which is intended for sitting and resting. Red drainage channels run through the centre of the botany area to match the paving and provide a solution for surface water run-off.

Products used

  • 65% Staffordshire Red square-edged clay pavers
  • 25% Staffordshire Brown Brindle square-edged clay pavers
  • 10% Staffordshire Bue square-edged clay pavers
  • Bespoke 200 x 200mm Staffordshire Red clay pavers
  • Staffordshire Blue corduroy paving
  • Staffordshire Red and Staffordshire Blue tactile paving
  • Staffordshire Red drainage channel blocks
  • Staffordshire Blue engineering facing bricks


Requirement

Kent County Council wanted to shift priority from vehicles to pedestrians in Tonbridge town centre, thereby providing a more pleasant environment for shoppers. The new scheme has widened pavements, and a new vehicular speed limit of 20mph speed limit enables people to cross the carriageway more easily.

Solution

Ketley square-edged clay pavers were chosen for the project because Tonbridge has a history of using square-edged paving for pavements. Ketley's pavers provided the best match, and a combination of Red, Brown Brindle and Blue were selected.

Tactile blister paving was also laid at puffin crossings, and a visually contrasting line of Ketley's blue corduroy paving runs along the edge of the footway around the table top, so that it is easy to detect the carriageway underfoot.

For the vehicle loading bay areas, Staffordshire Blue pavers were laid in a herringbone pattern, and stand out from the walkways in their mixed colour running bond. Different pavers were also used for the botany area, which is intended for sitting and resting. Red drainage channels run through the centre of the botany area to match the paving and provide a solution for surface water run-off.

Products used

  • 65% Staffordshire Red square-edged clay pavers
  • 25% Staffordshire Brown Brindle square-edged clay pavers
  • 10% Staffordshire Bue square-edged clay pavers
  • Bespoke 200 x 200mm Staffordshire Red clay pavers
  • Staffordshire Blue corduroy paving
  • Staffordshire Red and Staffordshire Blue tactile paving
  • Staffordshire Red drainage channel blocks
  • Staffordshire Blue engineering facing bricks


 
 
 
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