Addagrip Terraco is proud to have been involved in the creation of the new Horatio’s Garden at the University Hospital, Llandough in Wales which features BBA approved Addaset resin bound permeable pathways.
The garden is part of the development of a new, purpose-built Spinal and Neurological Centre at the hospital in collaboration with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, providing both specialist spinal and neuro-rehabilitation services for patients.
The garden was designed by award-winning Welsh designer, Sarah Price, to create a welcoming, communal space with easy access as a priority. The pathways needed to be flat, seamless and permeable to allow year-round wheelchair access and offer a natural looking aggregate surface to complement the planting scheme.
Addagrip approved contractor Thortech Ltd was invited by Knox & Wells Ltd to install 482m2 of BBA approved Addaset resin bound porous paving in a Maple Gold blend to the pathways and around the garden pavilion and greenhouse which will be the hub of growing in the garden and a place for horticultural therapy to take place.
The new seamless pathways have good slip resistance and ensure that the garden can be easily accessible from the spinal injury centre so that patients in hospital beds and wheelchairs can use the space with their friends and family or as a place of quiet sanctuary. Good permeability of the paving ensures that there is no surface water allowing all weather use. There is no loose aggregate and the paths can be easily maintained.
The installation was completed in April 2022.
For further information about Horatio’s Garden Charity visit https://www.horatiosgarden.org.uk/