Trinity House school, Hull

Antique block paving helps rejuvenate Hull’s Old Town

  • 14 Apr 2016

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Products from the Brett Landscaping Alpha Antique block paving range have contributed towards the regeneration of part of Hull’s historic Old Town.

The privately funded redevelopment has seen the former site of Trinity House School – whose premises were deemed unfit for purpose in 2013 – transformed into a new venue which will help attract more visitors to the town centre.

Mr Outram, Estates Manager for the Local Authority Planning Department, discussed how the development came about, after the former school structures were considered ‘detrimental to the Conservation Area’.

He explained: “With Hull town centre experiencing a decrease in footfall, we wanted to convert the school’s land into an area where the local community would want to visit and spend time.  

Our solution was to devise a scheme that would generate vital car parking space for shoppers and, more importantly, create an area where outdoor events could take place, adding a new dimension to Hull’s city centre.”

Antique look paving

Main contractor C R Reynolds installed 900m2 of Alpha Antique in Brindle in the school’s car park area, which also doubles as an outdoor entertainment space. 

The paving was specified for its distressed, aged look which subtly blends into the surrounding period setting. In addition to Alpha Antique, white marker blocks were also installed to denote parking spaces.

Mr Plaxton, Assistant Estates Manager, was a co-designer and project manager for the scheme and was integral to the building materials specification process.

“Brett Landscaping was able to offer an extremely attractive, yet robust, solution using materials from the Alpha Antique block range. These beautiful blocks created the perfect look, and their installation went extremely smoothly.”

The installation is now complete, with live events scheduled to being in summer 2016 and any profits made from the car park and event space assigned to benefit educational purposes.


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