August Roundup

August has been another busy month. Read our August Roundup below to learn about the main projects we worked on
Resin Bonded at Hunger Hill in Poole

As the warm and dry summer weather continues, at HMS we’ve been busy through August working on  variety of schemes including road repairs, private works and a large scale local authority project to name a few… see below for a snapshot of what we’ve been doing.

Scudamore Road, Leicester City
HMS has worked with Leicester City Highways and Leicestershire County Council for many years carrying out essential maintenance in and around the city boundary. Maybe not quite as glamorous as a decorative resin paving installation, but absolutely necessary to keep our city’s roads safe for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians, as degraded carriageways can cause an uneven and ultimately dangerous surface. We apply a hot-applied system during the night to mitigate traffic disruption using our HAPAS & BBA approved joint sealing compound infills cracks and damage to asphalt and concrete surfaces. This preserves the life of the surface without the immediate need for costly replacement. Our most recent site on Scudamore Road is now safe and secure for heavy traffic and the winter weather to come.

Hunger Hill Poole, Wilson & Scott
Hunger Hill in Poole was allegedly named on account of its poor conditions many years hundreds of years ago, but its modern day growth includes a massive infrastructure and traffic route project commencing in 2019.

The multi million pound Townside and Hunger Hill improvement scheme is transforming the town centre side of the Backwater Channel. It covers the area between Hunger Hill and Poole Bridge, including West Street and West Quay Road. 

A major infrastructure investment project, it is part of an ambitious plan to revitalise the area and enhance connectivity to the town centre. The scheme will deliver an improved cycling and pedestrian network, encourage more reliable journey times and safeguard local air quality. It will also provide attractive public spaces which enhance the quality of life for local people.

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership secured £21.8m through the government’s Local Growth Fund to invest into four major transport schemes to improve access into and around the Port of Poole. From this, £9.6m has been allocated to the Townside and Hunger Hill improvement scheme.

Once fully complete, HMS will have installed over 1,000m² of carefully chosen Decra®Stone Amber Gold resin bonded surface dressing to footpath areas in the main public realm area, and also providing a robust yet highly decorative backdrop to a sculpture designed by a local artist.

Red Bull Racing, Milton Keynes – Danaher and Walsh
Fans of Formula One will be familiar with the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes, where a very large scale development of the Aston Martin site is well under-way. HMS visited this site for the first time last week to install around 100m² of Decra®Set resin bound paving to the gate house area of the current phase of the project – finished in contemporary Silver Grey Granite, this ties seamlessly with the red, blue and silver of the iconic Red Bull racing team, and we look forward to being back there soon!

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