Addagrip approved contractor True Grip Ltd was appointed by Pilbeam Construction to install a series of Resin Bound pathways and pedestrian areas using Terrabase Rustic and Addaset at the Weald and Downland Living Museum near Chichester, West Sussex as part of a £6 million project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Gateway Project, designed by ABIR Architects, includes a new waterside café, shop and visitor centre to enhance the visitor experience to the 40 acre site which showcases rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, telling the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.
For the car park pathways at the Museum, the client was looking for a hard wearing, low maintenance surface that would withstand the volumes of pedestrian foot traffic and be sympathetic to the setting and heritage of the buildings. Terrabase Rustic was selected in an Oak blend for the existing hoggin pathways which called for a no-dig solution due to tree root protection requirements. The benefit of Terrabase Rustic is that is does not require a concrete or asphalt base so was the perfect solution to upgrade the existing hoggin pathways with minimal disruption. The 6-10mm aggregate blend provides a rustic looking surface which is porous and easy to maintain.
As part of the build for the new visitor centre, the client required a more contemporary surface for the entrance area in keeping with the modern design of the buildings. Addaset resin bound porous surfacing in a Lucerne Silver blend was selected to provide a decorative, hard wearing, and low maintenance seamless surface.
The resin bound pathways were completed in April 2017 ready for the opening of the new visitor centre in May.