Originally renowned for its strong industrial background Newcastle has now become a vibrant city with numerous and diverse cultural activities and many new buildings of architectural merit. Recently added to the list is the new City Campus East development at Northumbria University where concepts designed with environmental sustainability in mind have already won several accolades for both the university and those involved in the project’s development.
SureSet, have been associated with this project and to have their materials incorporated in many areas of hard landscaping. Lead landscape architects, SLR Insite, were sufficiently impressed with the surface treatments potential and versatility for it to be utilised extensively to help fulfil a brief that read ‘provide an imaginative and contemporary landscape setting that is both flexible and adaptable to respond to the changing needs of the university and to promote its status as an international learning centre’.
Within the main campus area 4033 m2 of 6mm Forest Green/Sterling Silver mix have been laid within pedestrian access areas and also as part of a central feature depicting left and right sides of the brain. A further 10m2 of Sterling Silver have been used elsewhere with 42 Tree Pits having been installed as well, using 10mm Sterling Silver.
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