Products supplied by Aggregate Industries’ commercial hard landscaping division have helped transform Twickenham’s town centre as part of an £8 million investment programme ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The plans included the regeneration of the town centre to make it more aesthetically pleasing and pedestrian-friendly. Completion of the Twickenham town centre project is expected in June 2016.
With Charcon having previously supplied Willow Buff UK Natural Yorkstone in Richmond, the product’s blend of buffs and greys were the Borough Council’s preferred choice of stone.
First they repaved areas of York Street, King Street, and London Road, widening footways by up to 1.5 metres in some areas to reduce the dominance of traffic.
Charcon supplied 8,500m2 of Willow Buff Natural Yorkstone, creating an ideal paving solution. Charcon also supplied a further 888m2 of Granite paving in Church Street replacing the existing paving, as well as a Granite sett road surface.
Mike Davies, Aggregate Industries major projects and specifications manager, said: “The town of Twickenham is synonymous with English Rugby Union. Its world famous 82,000 seater stadium is hosting ten games during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, including the final itself, and huge crowds of rugby fans are heading to the town throughout September and October.
“We were very excited to be involved in this project. Charcon has a successful history of supplying materials to Richmond Borough Council, thanks to our quality products, unique laying patterns, and our reliability to produce and deliver to site. These attributes were once again displayed throughout the whole scheme in Twickenham, delivering on time and within budget.”