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Pugin’s Nottingham Gem gets paving update from Brett

Brett Landscaping has been involved with Nottingham City Council in providing appropriate paving for restoration schemes citywide.

Pugin's Nottingham Gem gets paving update from Brett

In the City Centre, Brett has supplied materials for redeveloping two highway facilities serving the Augustus Pugin-designed Nottingham Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, as well as Heathcote Street.

At Derby Road, 3,500m2 of indigenous Fens Moss Yorkstone flag paving has been supplied by Brett, and laid to replace the existing concrete.

Kevin Jones, who oversaw supply management for the project, said: “The original footpath was in need of replacement, creating an ideal opportunity for a new hard-landscaping design to be implemented, one which would be an aesthetic improvement as well as a mechanism to offer priority to buses and pedestrians.”

It was essential to keep the refurbishment of the sizeable area within budgetary constraints. Brett was able to offer the Council planners a highly competitive costing breakdown, leading to the Fens Moss product not only being considered the most aesthetic, but also a highly cost effective, solution.

Adam Sherratt, Senior Engineer, Highway & Energy Infrastructure at Nottingham City Works Department, said: “We’re extremely satisfied with the aesthetics of the paving style Brett has supplied, however, it’s the robust construction combined with manufacturing quality that gives the paving a promise of longevity and return on investment.

“We regard regeneration work, such as that completed on Derby Road, as essential to maintaining a vibrant, safe and functioning City Centre, so making sound choices with relation to materials that are purposefully designed to perform for years-to-come is a key consideration and one relevant to the second urban project that involved supply from Brett, at Heathcote Street.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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