Aggregate Industries’ popular red asphalt was recently chosen for a major renovation of Leicester Market, and surpassed all expectation.
The renovation comes as part of a major £1.9m scheme to upgrade the city’s largest open-air market.
A key part of the renovation was sourcing high-quality surfacing materials that would make the roads in the area look cleaner, brighter and more appealing. Furthermore, Aggregate Industries’ asphalt division suggested the use of its innovative SuperColour range, a collection of distinctly coloured high-performance asphalts, which can be tailored to produce a bespoke solution in line with a project’s unique specification.
Overall, Aggregate Industries supplied 109 tonnes of red SuperColour asphalt using a 10mm aggregate, alongside 20 tonnes each of AC, 20mm dense binder course and 10mm close graded surface course. As a result, the roads around Market Place were upgraded to provide a clean and welcoming aesthetic, while ensuring the highest standard in performance.
To deliver these specialist materials required Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Hill site in Leicestershire to co-ordinate with the Doncaster Express Asphalt depot, opening on Sunday over two consecutive weekends to accommodate the supply.
However, due to the roads being extremely busy as the main routes into the city centre, it was crucial that work was carried out as quickly and easily as possible.
Jordan Corcoran, Senior Quantity Surveyor at Premier Road Surfacing, comments on Aggregate’s ability to tackle this challenge: “Aggregate Industries didn’t disappoint. Providing a seamless service throughout, the firm ensured a first class supply of the best coloured asphalts available, which alongside their technical and professional expertise helped us to achieve a fantastic result.”
Charlie West, Territory Sales Manager at Aggregate Industries, comments on the project: “The prominent refurbishment of Leicester Market is the cornerstone to improving access and infrastructure in and around the city centre and clearly required a tailored approach to asphalt specification. With a selection of high-performance asphalt blends at our disposal, including different colours and performance properties, we’re incredibly proud that our bespoke SuperColour solution proved the winning formula in creating a cleaner, brighter road surface which will no doubt last for years to come.”
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