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Charcon Hard Landscaping appointed to transformation project
Charcon Hard Landscaping, a division of Aggregate Industries, has been awarded the contract to supply sustainable products to the ongoing redevelopment of Derby city centre.
Derby City Council has started the first phase of its Mobility Program to provide improved transport choices for the city.
The work will involve the areas between The Spot, St Peter’s Street, Babington Lane and Gower Street being transformed by improving access for cyclists and pedestrians, seeing pavements widened and resurfaced, and stepped cycleways created.
The council chose Charcon’s bespoke Black Basalt Kerb, Eco CSK Kerb and Eco CSK cycle kerbs. These will be used to form kerb lines, cycle tracks and channels alongside a vehicle lane and new disabled parking bays.
It will be manufactured at the Aggregate Industries Hulland Ward site near Ashbourne.
Jamie Baldwin, general manager of Charcon Hard Landscaping, said: “We’re really proud to have been chosen to supply Charcon products to this important project in Derby.
“The Eco CSK Kerb is fantastic in terms of its overall look and finish as well as environmental considerations, which we know is a key decision factor for customers.
“We have supplied similar schemes on a national basis, but the Black Basalt kerb is a first and very much bespoke to the project, so huge thanks must go to our technical, production and commercial teams.
“Sustainability is very important to us as a company and integral to what we do. The product is made up of a high degree of recycled or reclaimed content and, with it being made in Hulland Ward, just ten miles from Derby, it means a much lower carbon footprint for the project.”
Councilor Steve Hassall, cabinet member for regeneration, decarbonisation, strategic planning and transport at Derby City Council, added: “These works represent just part of our ongoing commitment to not only provide an improved travel experience in the city centre, but also to improve the overall look, feel and standard of our city center streets to a level that residents rightly expect.
“This project is not the final word in delivering better transport for the city, and we’re looking forward to delivering further improvements going forward.”
Work to redevelop the city center area has already got underway and the project is due to be completed by mid-June.