Leicester Cathedral Gardens – RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing


In brief

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was laid in Leicester Cathedral Gardens as part of a £2.5 million project transforming the city’s cathedral quarter and providing a connection to the new Richard III visitor centre.

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The project

A new public space large enough to host outdoor events for up to 800 people has been created as part of the project. Included within the gardens are flower beds, trees and lawn areas, seating and a water feature. A statue of Richard III has been moved from Castle Gardens, restored and cleaned and placed at the centre of the Cathedral Quarter project closer to the Leicester car park where his body was found buried.

At the other end of the gardens is Towards Stillness, a sculpture comprising steel plates which tell the story of Richard’s time in Leicester from the Battle of Bosworth to the discovery of his grave in 2012.

Richard III riding on resin bound surfacing

Product and application

The areas around the sculpture and the surrounding pathways have been landscaped with RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing as part of the re-development project. Ronacrete Approved Contractors Route One Highways laid around 350 square metres of RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing, using a Rustic Bronze aggregate blend.

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing is a hard wearing, permeable (SuDS compliant) alternative to traditional paving and has the attractiveness of natural aggregate while being easily maintained unlike loose gravel. It is also suitable for wheel chairs and is slip-resistant.

Conclusion

RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing has played a role in creating an attractive public space that can be enjoyed by visitors to the cathedral or the Richard III visitor centre and the people of Leicester in general.

About Ronacrete

Ronacrete is an international manufacturer of specialist construction products with factories and development centres in the UK and the Far East. Accreditations include BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, offering specifiers the opportunity to gain BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes credits. Market leading brands include SuDS compliant RonaDeck resin bound products for paving and tree pits, Ronafix admixture and Ronafix modified pre-packed mortars with BBA approvals for screeds, renders, concrete repair and bedding. Ronacrete produces materials for; resin bound and resin bonded hard landscaping, polymer modified and fast drying screeds, waterproof renders and coatings, concrete repair and protection, waterproof bedding mortars and resin flooring. www.ronacrete.co.uk
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