Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has supported the development of a popular visitor attraction, helping to shape the new Battle of Britain exhibition and visitor centre in Hillingdon, Greater London.
The project, which was part of a £6 million investment in the borough’s heritage, saw a state-of-the-art building become a brand new interactive visitor centre that tells the story of a top secret plot to defeat the German airforce in the Battle of Britain.
To enhance the visitor experience at the new centre, 500m2 of Andover Textured Paving in Silver Grey and Light Grey was specified for the hard landscaping around the perimeter of the exhibition, as well as special step units. This exceptionally durable yet stylish paving incorporates uniquely formulated Cornish aggregates to provide enhanced performance and aesthetics, perfect for high volume pedestrian areas.
Officially unveiled on 30 March 2018 by Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip, along with Cllr Carol Melvin, Mayor of Hillingdon, the Battle of Britain Bunker is now open to the public.
Martin Mullan, Territory Sales Manager at Charcon, said: “We are so pleased to have been able to offer our knowledge and product proficiency to a project of national, and even international, significance. Charcon is delighted to be supporting the London Borough of Hillingdon by providing a positive visitor experience that will ensure the heritage of the site lives on.”