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September highlights for us included…  

The unveiling of the Manchester City Football Club City Circle installation on 24 September. It was a great evening for Man City fans who got to see their discs installed within the City Circle and meet players.  

Finding out we had won a BALI Affiliate Award – we were so excited when the letter arrived informing us. We are now looking forward the Award celebrations in December.  

Being accredited the Investors in People Standard was fantastic reassurance that we are working in the right way when it comes to sustainability, supporting staff and maintaining high standards of products and customer service.  

Our residential installations  

This month we installed a 130m² turning driveway in Cheddar, a 116m² Barley Beach driveway in Aylesbury, in West Hill, Twickenham a Norwegian Pearl 72m² driveway and in London we laid a 13m² Tuscan Barley Beach footpath.

In London we carried out two projects repairing resin bound driveways installations by other companies.  

Our commercial installations  

Phase II of our project at Cheltenham Racecourse for a 1,200m² pathway began. The case study is on our website.  

We installed 81m² to tree pits and pedestrian areas at Willesden Green Cultural Centre which was officially opened (following an £11m rebuild) in September when the Rugby World Cup trophy tour stopped in Brent.  

In High Lane, Stockport lies a Grade II War Memorial, erected in 1920 by parishioners commemorating men had who fought in the Great War (1914-1919). As part of a refurbishment project we installed 121m² permeable resin bound paving.  

A few miles from the city centre, Cambridge Research Park is a self-contained community. Alongside the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute a new sequencing hub is nearing completion where we laid 169m² of 6mm Norwegian Pearl to pedestrian footpath/bridge for the new piazza area.  

Housing developments
Wombwell housing development in Barnsley is being built with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency by local affordable housing developer Lovell for South Yorkshire Housing Association. As part of the landscaping project SureSet permeable paving was specified for 547m² of footpaths.  

The Taylor Wimpey Radius development in Wandsworth consists of 152 apartments built to level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Plan Projects, appointed Walter Jack Studio to produce a landscaping design that included a component of public art for which SureSet was specified. Read the full case study.  

The school paving installations continued 
John O’ Gaunt School in Hungerford received funding to invest in its infrastructure and technology in order to compete with larger schools. SureSet resin bound paving was specified for the external landscaping project and we installed a 228m² permeable pathway in Norwegian Bronze and Bronze.  

The Michael Tippett School in Brixton is currently benefitting from external works and SureSet was specified for a 118m² resin bound footpath running through a playground featuring an outdoor gym and a sensory play area.  

We installed a 110m² pedestrian area in Barley Beach permeable resin bound paving at Kensington Prep School which complemented adjoining timber and rubber crumb areas.  

At Hampton School for boys we carried out a 38m² repair to damage that had been caused to a previous installation.  

At Mid Kent College in Maidstone we installed 180m² of Barley Beach resin bound pathways for this 100 year old educational establishment.  

Nearing the end of a six year, £3m redevelopment programme at Yarm School in Stockton on Tees SureSet permeable paving was specified for parking bays and pathways.   

Built in 1901, St Thomas in Balham is a lively Anglican church in southwest London, serving Streatham Hill, Clapham Park and Balham. Phase I of a two phase footway and car park project saw the installation of 174m² of Tuscan Barley Beach resin bound paving.  

At Haberdashers Girls School in Hertfordshire we installed Phase I; 105m² Bronze and 194m² Golden Pearl to a landscaped courtyard. Phase II will be an area for pedestrian and vehicular access.  

Birmingham University is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and modernisation. Due to be completed later this year, we installed Phase I of this project to install 385m² of resin bound pathways. Phase II is an access road.

We completed a 296m² Barley Beach permeable footpath for The Chilterns - a soon to be completed development near Aston Clinton, High Wycombe.  

Our Approved Installers completed 30 resin bound paving installations during the month that included many schools, residential driveways and pathways, a care home, a garden centre, Clarkes Village in Somerset and a monastery.

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