All Aboard! Clapham Junction Running Smoothly again thanks to Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System

Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint are being used to help improve the street network at Clapham Junction.

Clapham Junction is Britain’s busiest railway station, each day over 2000 trains pass through the station, more than any other station in Europe. As a result, the area can often become overcrowded, particularly in rush hour. Street furniture such as cycle parking and guard railing clutter the pavement and complex junctions hinder traffic movement.

In an effort to ease this congestion, Wandsworth Council began work on a scheme to improve the road network in October last year; its aim, to make the area for pedestrians and cyclists much easier to navigate, reduce traffic jams and accidents and create attractive streets.

The £1.2 million scheme, due to complete this summer, involves changes to local streets and footways, including a clear barrier free streetscape through reduction of guard railing, straight and direct crossings, cycle parking away from the congested pavements and repaving of large sections of the pavements with mixed granite paving.

Wandsworth Council specified Ultrascape’s Mortar Paving System to lay 2,000m² of new granite slabs and setts around Clapham Junction. The system comprises of Ultrascape’s Pro-Bed HS Fine Bedding Concrete, Pro-Prime Slurry Primer and Flowpoint Rapid Setting Grout; all materials conform to the British Standard 7533.

Ultrascape’s materials were the preferred choice for the project because of their rapid setting properties. Ultrascape’s Flowpoint is formulated for early trafficking and can be poured over paved areas and simply washed away, with no risk of staining. It can be opened to foot traffic after only one hour due to its setting properties. This was particularly important for this scheme where pedestrian trafficking is constant.

For further information on Ultrascape Pro-Bed HS, Pro-Prime and Flowpoint or other products from the Ultrascape range, contact the Instarmac® Group plc, Birch Coppice Business Park, Dordon Tamworth, B78 1SE. Tel: 01827 871871. Fax: 01827 874466. Email: Website:

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