Transforming Outdoor Spaces: A David Lloyd Resin Bound Paving Project

In the pursuit of creating inviting and durable outdoor spaces, the recent resin bound paving project at David Lloyd, Rugby, stands out as a testament to innovation and aesthetic appeal.
Resin Bound Surfacing for David Ll;oyd in Rugby

Here we delve into the details of this transformative project, highlighting the challenges faced, solutions implemented, and the stunning results achieved.

Project Overview

  • Sector: Fitness and Leisure
  • Client: David Lloyd Leisure
  • Location: Houghton, Rugby
  • Scope: Resin bound paving application for outdoor recreational areas
  • Colour: Oyster Pearl & Cappuccino

The Challenge

David Lloyd Leisure is a renowned name in the fitness and leisure industry and as such wanted to wow new members with its spa, garden, and other outdoor spaces to enhance the overall member experience.

Prior to David Lloyd Leisure, the site was home to Rugby Radio Station which was the largest transmitting station in the world resulting in significant ground works and construction to make it what it is today.

The challenge was to create an aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance, and slip-resistant surface that could withstand heavy foot traffic and varying weather conditions.

Key Steps

  1. Site survey: A thorough survey was conducted of the outdoor spaces to evaluate the overall landscape that required resin bound paving and allow us to provide accurate costings to ensure a sufficient subbase and drainage.
  2. Material Selection: A high-quality resin bound system was chosen, known for its UV stability, durability, porosity, and wide range of colour options. We worked with David Lloyd to match colour blends that coordinated with their vision. Not only are these aesthetically pleasing, but they also met the project specifications.
  3. Surface Preparation: Surface preparation is crucial for the success of any project. We ensured surfaces were free from dirt, muck, and debris and ready for us to lay.
  4. Installation: We expertly installed the resin bound paving to the spa, garden, and entrance with a team who are experienced in working on large-scale projects. Meticulous attention to detail ensured a flawless finish across all areas.
  5. Finishing Touches: The project included the incorporation of design elements and colour patterns specified by David Lloyd to ensure the overall aesthetics complemented the brand. The result was a visually stunning outdoor space that seamlessly blended with the surrounding environment.


The completion of the resin bound paving at David Lloyd in Rugby was the final piece of the jigsaw; to create a visually stunning, functional, and low-maintenance outdoor area that convey unrivalled excellence.

  • Visually Stunning: The resin bound surface provides a sleek and modern appearance, contributing to the overall appeal of the new leisure facility.
  • Durability: The high-quality materials used ensure the longevity of the paving, even under heavy usage and varying weather conditions.
  • Safety: The slip-resistant nature of resin bound surfacing enhances the safety for members, particularly during wet conditions.
  • Low Maintenance: The easy to clean surface minuses maintenance requirements, allowing staff to focus on the member experience.


The David Lloyd resin bound paving project stands as a shining example of how thoughtful material selection and expert installation can transform outdoor spaces.

The combination of aesthetics, durability, and safety has elevated the overall member experience, showcasing the commitment of David Lloyd Leisure to provide top-notch facilities for its patrons.

This project serves as inspiration for others looking to revitalize their outdoor spaces with a touch of innovation and style.

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