The commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, Charcon, has supplied over 4,000m2 of natural stone to a project in Tameside, Greater Manchester, which aims to transform the historic Ashton Market Square into a modern and vibrant development.
The Ashton Market redevelopment will see the introduction of new stalls and kiosks, landscaping and trees, a performance area, seating and new street furniture and lighting. The area therefore requires a robust paving solution that could withstand heavy footfall.
Relying on its well-established supply network in Northern Italy, Charcon supplied Italian Porphyry natural stone paving in ten distinct colour variations and hues, preserving the character of the area whilst offering a durable solution that is resistant to both frost and skidding.
Phased upgrade works were undertaken to ensure disruption was kept to a minimum, with parts of the market closed off during certain stages and supporting traffic measures put in place. Charcon partnered with Benchmark Building Supplies, which allowed Charcon to store all of the natural stone at its Ashton compound.
Mike Davies, Category Manager for Charcon, commented: “Premium natural stone, such as our Italian Porphyry, is becoming more and more popular in public realm spaces. It’s distinctive and looks great, is incredibly hard wearing and is reasonably easy to maintain because of its low absorbance rate giving it higher resistance to staining. It’s a great choice for high footfall city centre applications.”
Once completed, the Ashton Market Square development will provide a new modern market for traders and shoppers, and will complement the multi-million pound “Vision Tameside” plan.
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