Addagrip Case Study Constitution Hill – The East-West Cycle Superhighway
Installed by Addagrip approved contractor F M Conway Ltd for Transport for London (TFL)
2,200m2 Terrabound Rhine Gold 6mm Completed June 2017
Addagrip were delighted to see their BBA approved Terrabound Resin Bound porous surfacing installed at Constitution Hill to form part of the new East-West Cycle Superhighway which will run through central London from Tower Hill to Lancaster Gate.
Working for Transport for London, F M Conway Ltd were responsible for the installation of a new stretch of the cycle path that runs alongside Green Park to provide a safe route for cyclists from Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch.
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 busy area of Central London.
F M Conway carried out the installation over a 9-day period working in one of the busiest tourist locations in Central London and during a period of very hot weather. They 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. A metal edging detail was used, separating the Resin Bound surface from the hoggin surface around the existing mature trees that line the roadside.
Oliver Stutts 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