Following the approval of plans by Cheltenham Borough Council for improvements to the Clarence Fountain plinth at Boots Corner in Cheltenham, work began in March 2022 to create a decorative public space at the heart of this Gloucestershire city.
Ares Landscape Architects’ design included the addition of raised planters with trees to elevate this area from an urban pedestrian space to a green oasis with seating, inviting wildlife in. BBA approved Addaset Resin bound permeable surfacing was specified in two colour blends to provide a slip resistant decorative surface that would work with the existing street paving and be easy to maintain.
Addagrip approved contractor Cotswold Estates and Gardens Ltd was invited to install the new paving. Hoardings were put in place to redirect pedestrian traffic and to protect the working space in this busy public area. Cotswold Estates and Gardens fitted a metal edging around the fountain plinth and installed resin bound Addaset Acorn and contrasting Addaset New Scandinavian Pearl blends for the path and seating area.
The project was started at the end of March after the Cheltenham Festival with a plan to complete the project with minimum disruption for the public and to local businesses in the surrounding area.
Clarence Fountain’s transformation was completed in May 2022 in time for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, offering a central accessible city centre space for residents and visitors to sit and relax.
Cheltenham Borough Council
Ares Landscape Architects Ltd