Resin bound cycle path for central London highway scheme

Constitution Hill Cycle Path

Resin bound Terrabound for cycle path in central London

Addagrip Terraco were delighted to see our BBA approved Terrabound Resin Bound porous surfacing installed at Constitution Hill as part of the new East-West Cycle Superhighway. The project will run through central London from Tower Hill to Lancaster Gate. The installation of this new stretch of the cycle path runs alongside Green Park to provide a safe route for cyclists from Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch.

Surfacing requirements

BBA approved Terrabound Resin Bound surfacing was selected to provide over 2,200m2 of smooth, seamless, porous paving that would be hard wearing and provide good slip resistance for the cyclists. The natural aggregate finish in a 6mm Rhine Gold complements the location alongside Green Park and will provide a low maintenance surface in this very busy location.

Working for Transport for London, F M Conway carried out the installation over a 9-day period working in one of the busiest tourist areas in Central London and during a period of very hot weather. The team started at Wellington Arch/Commonwealth Memorial end of Constitution Hill and finished the last 185m stretch outside Buckingham palace on Friday 8th July. Whilst the crowds gathered to watch the Household Cavalry ride up Constitution Hill from Wellington Arch, St James’s, London to Buckingham Palace there was also much public interest in seeing the team’s coordinated system of installing the resin bound surface and watching the transformation as it happened.

The work was completed alongside the existing path that runs along Green Park so a metal edging detail was used, separating the Resin Bound surface from the hoggin surface around the mature trees that line the roadside.

Project testimonial

Oliver Stutts of F M Conway Ltd was pleased with the result:
‘Constitution Hill was the first scheme I have personally undertaken using this product. I was very much impressed with the delivery from Addagrip. I found it to be a high-end and quality product and I would most certainly use this material in the future on projects of this calibre. Due to the high profile nature of the works, the finished article needed to be of a high standard and the Addagrip Terrabound material certainly provided’ (Oliver Scutts, Surfacing Department, FM Conway Ltd)

The installation was completed in July 2016.

Client:

Transport for London

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