Charcon wins Contract to Supply Cycle Superhighway in Leeds

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has been awarded the contract to supply materials for Leeds City Council’s new Cycle Superhighway between Leeds and Bradford.

The £7.9 million-pound project will see segregated cycle routes being created on key roads through Leeds city centre, building on the already well used network for leisure and to access increasing employment opportunities within the city.

Work is due to begin in February 2018, with 4,500m2 of Charcon’s Moordale Textured flag paving, Woburn Original block paving and Charcon’s British Standard Kerb specified for the project. 

Offering consistency in colour and texture, Moordale Textured flag paving incorporates Yorkstone and Limestone aggregates to maximise performance and durability and is ideal for creating large areas of warm solid colour. Complementing Moordale Textured paving, Woburn Original block paving is subtle and stylish with a chamferless profile which creates a smoother riding surface.

Charcon’s British Standard Kerb is designed to provide edge restraint in pedestrian vehicular application and complies with British standards, as well as offering a cost effective kerb for all applications. 

Mike Davies, Sector Marketing Manager for Charcon, comments: “We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority on this exciting project. West Yorkshire already has some of the country’s leading infrastructure, and the Leeds Cycle Superhighway will add to that. We have a proven track record in cycleways and our range of cycleway segregation solutions is already proving successful in London, on the Cycle Superhighway 2, as well as Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol and Nottingham.”

The project is expected to be complete by next summer and once finished, the new routes will run along Wellington Street to City Square and from Queen Street to Westgage, as well running north-to-south along St Peter’s Street.

Mike continues: “It was a real team effort in securing the contract. Our Ashington factory in Northumberland went above and beyond in ensuring that all samples were readily available and delivered to the agreed timescale.”

Charcon’s British Standard Kerb for the project will be manufactured at Ashington, Moordale Textured in Hulland Ward in Derbyshire and Woburn Original will be produced in Burton-Upon-Trent. 

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