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Case Studies – from sealing Marshals paving in the UK to Disneyland

When sealing concrete block paving, natural stones and paving flags, laying block paving and bonding natural stone in natural stone floors commercially and globally, our clients knew that they needed the best paving sealers and from a reputable company.

Since 1993, Resiblock has been helping organisations across the world with its highly regarded range of products from British town centres to Disneyworld Hong Kong. Here are just a selection of the many projects which have used RESIBLOCK products with more Case Studies available on request.

Client Name: Van der Vlist

Transportation Hub Car Park

A new 250m2 Concrete Block Paved Car Park was installed for the employees of the Van der Vlist Heavy Haulage Company. This new parking facility is part of a wider 3000m2 expansion of the company’s site in Burma Road, Hull that took place throughout 2016.The Dutch company, who specialise in the transportation of abnormal loads and vehicles, had originally set up their UK base in 2001 in Blyth, No…

Van der Vlist Case Study...

Client Name: Anschutz Entertainment (AEG)

The 02, London - Formerly The Millennium Dome

10 years ago, during the renovation of the Millennium Dome, Resiblock was approached to provide a product which would ensure long-term stabilisation of the entire 12,500m2 of internal flexibly laid paving at the renamed “O2 Arena, London”. This past month saw the 10th anniversary of the installation of Resiblock Resiecco at the O2 Arena and we are delighted to say that the paving stabilisation…

Anschutz Entertainment (AEG) Case Study...

Client Name: George Lines Builders Merchant

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 Taxiway

Heathrow Airport is the largest Airport in Europe and the third largest, in terms of passenger traffic, in the world. Originally opened as a small airfield in 1929, Heathrow’s first expansion was commissioned in 1944 in a bid to support the war effort and host military aircraft bound for the Far East. By the time of its opening in 1946, war had ended and was therefore developed as a civilian air…

George Lines Builders Merchant Case Study...

Client Name: Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Bridgefield Street Pedestrianisation

As part of the £45million Redrock Leisure development scheme, the pedestrianisation of Bridgefield Street formed a key part of the major developments of Stockport Town Centre. The works at the Bridgefield Street site began in January 2015, and was recently re-opened following the conclusion of the sealing works. Councillor Patrick McAuley, the Council’s executive member for Economic Development…

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Case Study...

Client Name: AGS Airports Ltd

Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is one of the UK’s leading regional airports, which for 45 years has been an international gateway that has underpinned Scotland’s position as a world class tourist destination.
Scotland welcomes around 15 million visitors every year, generating some £4bn for the economy. Glasgow Airport plays a vital role in the success of the tourism industry….

AGS Airports Ltd Case Study...

Client Name: Morgan Sindall

Pudding Mill Lane

Pudding Mill Lane was opened on 15 January 1996. Previously this location had been a simple passing point for trains on the otherwise single-tracked section between Stratford and Bow Church.
The name of the station is taken from the nearby Pudding Mill Lane which, in turn, takes its name from the former Pudding Mill River, a minor tributary of the River Lea. As part of the £87million Crossrail L…

Morgan Sindall Case Study...

Client Name: Swansea Council

Swansea SA1 Waterfront

The Swansea SA1 Waterfront is a development scheme to transform a post-industrial brownfield site into a vibrant mixed-use development of business, residential, retail and leisure offices.At one point, the Prince of Wales Dock was known throughout the world as a busy trading port, with 6,000 ships a year sailing in and out of the port. The Prince of Wales Dock was extended in 1898 and the whole No…

Swansea Council Case Study...

Client Name: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull Gateway

Located in the centre of England, Solihull is at the heart of the national rail and motorway network on the southern edge of the West Midlands Conurbation, between Birmingham and Coventry. The town is noted for its historic architecture, which includes surviving examples of timber framed Tudor style houses and shops.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council Case Study...

Client Name: Swindon Council

Havelock Square, Swindon

Home to a 20th Century Statue of the Engineering Icon Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Havelock Square underwent the start of an £850,000 refurbishment scheme at the start of 2016. The Square was once home to the famous Brunel Rooms, which during the 1970’s hosted Rock Legends such as Blondie, Ultravox, The Boomtown Rats and The Jam….

Swindon Council Case Study...

Client Name: Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Cyfarthfa Park, the largest public park in Merthyr Tydfil, is undergoing a major redevelopment thanks to over £3 million investment. The project will work with the community to conserve and enhance the industrial heritage & historic features in Cyfarthfa Park as part of the HLF Parks for People initiative.The funding is enabling the Council to restore the historic landscape of the Park including…

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Case Study...

Client Name: Waitrose

Waitrose, Solihull

Solihull’s new Waitrose store on Homer Road opened to the public on 23rd June 2016. The store is the fifth Waitrose in the country to feature a sushi counter, which is manned by skilled sushi chefs who will prepare fresh products in front of customers throughout the day. The shop includes meat and fish counters, and a café bar with indoor and outing seating. …

Waitrose Case Study...

Client Name: Hounslow Highways

The Treaty Shopping Centre, Hounslow, W. London

The Treaty Shopping Centre situated in the heart of Hounslow in London, has over eight million visitors a year. A modern indoor shopping mall, with surrounding high-street shops and department stores, it is an attraction that has people coming from all over the UK to sample the array of shops and food outlets….

Hounslow Highways Case Study...

Client Name: Reading Borough Council

St Laurence Church, The Forbury, Reading

St Laurence’s Church has existed for nearly 900 years, however since the 1980’s the Church Yard wall and footpath has been in need of repair after the wall began to bulge dangerously. Work to fully restore the Grade Two listed Churchyard wall in The Forbury started in early February 2015, this included reparation works to the footpath with existing pavers being lifted and re-laid with the addi…

Reading Borough Council Case Study...

Client Name: Cambridgeshire County Council

Ely High Street, Cambridge

Ely is 12m (20km) North of Cambridge and sits in the heart of the Fen countryside. Dominating the skyline is Ely Cathedral, one of the biggest cathedrals in England. Ely itself was one of the country’s smallest cities but is rapidly expanding and this is reflected in the growing number of shops and businesses along the High Street….

Cambridgeshire County Council Case Study...

Client Name: Aviva

Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

Located in the centre of Exeter, Guildhall Shopping Centre combines a modern spacious shopping mall, with supermarket and dining options, with traditional architecture. Organised around an outdoor central square, containing the 12th Century St Pancreas Church (standing on what is believed to be the oldest foundations in the city), and boasts the medieval Guildhall and Higher Market Hall (designed…

Aviva Case Study...

Client Name: Harlow Enterprise Zone/Harlow Council

Harlow Business Park & Campus Developments

This London Road South site is the former home of Nortel and was the location for the invention in 1966 of the technology behind fibre optic cable. It has now been re-named Kao Park in honour of Sir Charles Kao who pioneered this work with George Hockham at STL, the precursor to Nortel.One of the proposed developments on this site will comprise the creation of a 32,000 square metre data centre com…

Harlow Enterprise Zone/Harlow Council Case Study...

Client Name: Havering Council

The Battis, Romford

Havering Council was awarded £1.8 million to revamp Victoria Road and The Battis in Romford Town Centre. The new project has injected a splash of colour into The Battis, a well-used Romford walkway that runs alongside Romford Station from South Street to Waterloo Road. It has been transformed with the installation of brightly coloured paving to the length of the alleyway and a new open square ne…

Havering Council Case Study...

Client Name: South Tyneside Council

Ocean Road, South Tyneside

Over recent years, South Tyneside Council has been carrying out regeneration works along Ocean Road in South Shields, which is well known for its array of restaurants, guest houses and B&B’s. Ocean Road is one of the Borough’s most important cultural assets and attracts millions of visitors every year. It also acts as a key link between South Shields Town Centre and the stunning seafront. The …

South Tyneside Council Case Study...

Client Name: Hull Council

Former Trinity House School, Hull

A £50,000 facelift scheme to one of Hull’s most historic sites has seen the former Trinity House School being demolished to make way for a new 65 space public car park. In addition to the car park, the new-look courtyard will also double as an events space for festivals, markets, concerts etc.The project is one of the most ambitious in the recent history of the ancient Trinity House charity, w…

Hull Council Case Study...

Client Name: Solihull Council

Solihull Gateway

The Solihull Gateway project will see in the region of £2.3m of highway improvements in the Station Road and Poplar Road area of Solihull town centre, a key ‘Gateway’ for access into the town centre by the end of October 2015. The aim of the project is to make Solihull town centre more accessible and convenient to visitors and to improve and update the look of the area.Concern was expressed over …

Solihull Council Case Study...

Client Name: Leicester City Council

Haymarket Bus Station

Haymarket Bus Station built in 1994, lies next to Haymarket Shopping Centre and serves as a transport hub for the City of Leicester. To ease pedestrian access, the creation of wider footpaths are being installed which will increase the number of bus stands from 12 to 23.The client recognised that the paving’s ability to self seal would be significantly compromised in view of the immediate and he…

Leicester City Council Case Study...

Client Name: Kier Construction

Castlepoint Shopping Centre, Bournemouth

Castlepoint Shopping Centre in Bournemouth occupies a 41-arce site, opened to the public in October 2003, following major redevelopment of the site which had previously been occupied by The Hampshire Centre. Concern was expressed about jointing sand erosion and paver de-stabilisation to the Car Parks concrete block paved areas from the high volumes of vehicular traffic, cleaning regimes (ranging f…

Kier Construction Case Study...

Client Name: Sunderland City Council

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park the largest amusement park in the North East with 40+ rides and attractions. The pleasure park is an important part of Sunderland’s heritage dating back to 1940. The park has benefited from a significant refurbishment inclusive of the installation of concrete block paving.Concern was expressed with regard to the erosion of jointing sand from the cleaning regimes, i.e. pre…

Sunderland City Council Case Study...

Client Name: Network Rail

London Bridge - Regeneration Project

London Bridge railway station, built in the1830s, is one of the oldest stations in the world. It is located south-east of London Bridge on the River Thames, near Tooley Street in London, and is one of London’s most prestigious landmarks undergoing major development.The station currently handles up to 42 million passengers in a single year. It is expected to handle a passenger capacity of between…

Network Rail Case Study...

Client Name: William Southern

Sainsburys Grantham / Worcester/ Waterlooville

Leading food retailer, Sainsburys care about quality and put “customers at the heart of everything” they do. Which is why they have they have chosen Resiblock ′22′ for the sealing of their three new petrol stations.These busy Supermarket Petrol Stations receive heavy traffic on a daily basis. Over time the continuous use of vehicle and pedestrian trafficking contribute to sand erosion from…

William Southern Case Study...

Client Name: Waterlilly

Damien Hirst Art Gallery

British Artist Damien Hirst’s personal art collection will go on display in 2015, in a street-length gallery designed by the same architects who revamped London’s Tate Britain. Newport Street Gallery has been in development for over three years. It is the result of Hirst’s long-term ambition to build a museum and to share his collection with the public, and his love of curating, which dates ba…

Waterlilly Case Study...

Client Name: EDF Energy

Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station

Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station located on the East Anglia Coast was built between 1988 & 1995 and is the UK’s newest. It is capable of supplying over 2.5m homes, equivalent to the domestic needs of the counties of Suffolk & Norfolk. Around 1,000 people are employed at the station and the extended secure staff entrance incorporated new permeable paving.The project consultants Parsons Brinkerhof…

EDF Energy Case Study...

Client Name: Ministry of Defence (RAF)

RAF Spadeadam

RAF Spadeadam – Electronic Warfare Tactics Range, spanning some 9,000 acres making it the largest RAF Base in the United Kingdom. The Base attracts a variety of aircraft from the RAF, Army, Navy, and NATO forces, both fast jets and helicopters including Tornado GR4, Tornado F3, Apache, Merlin, Chinook and Gazelle. NATO aircraft include F15 and F16.Marshalls Priora permeable pavement system was s…

Ministry of Defence (RAF) Case Study...

Client Name: Qatar Petroleum

RLP Container Terminal, Qatar

Totalling some 232,000m2 of concrete block paving and encompassing a container terminal,
container berths, container yard and access roads. Paver installation was completed in 2013.Immediately following installation, problems were encountered with significant loss of
jointing sand carried by crosswinds across the peninsular leading to paver de-stabilisation.The Contractor CCC is the largest cons…

Qatar Petroleum Case Study...

Client Name: St.Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Rainford High Technology College

£27m College extension & refurbishment scheme (part of the Government’s “building Schools for the future” initiative). The project included the specification of concrete block paving to the main internal foyer of the college.Given the very high traffic footfall and the cleaning regimes to be employed it was identified at an early stage of this project that this paving area would require sea…

St.Helens Metropolitan Borough Council Case Study...

Client Name: Aldi Supermarket Company

Aldi New Stores (UK)

Aldi Supermarket’s expansion in the UK continues unabated with new store openings of around 40 per annum with an interim target of 500 by the close of 2013. Aldi doesn’t compromise on quality for its customers and for the second year running has been awarded “Best Supermarket” by Which?There is also no compromise when it comes to new store fit-out specifications and the Aldi property devel…

Aldi Supermarket Company Case Study...

Client Name: Cambridge CC / Atkins Global

Sidney Street

Sidney Street is located in the centre of the shopping precinct in this University City. The existing yorkstone flag paving adjacent to the shops was subject to HGV trafficking during the evening and early morning delivery windows. The paving was unable to withstand these lateral loads and was failing, leading to tripping hazards….

Cambridge CC / Atkins Global Case Study...

Client Name: East Riding of Yorkshire C.C.

Withernsea

Withernsea is a seaside town and focal point of local villages and the high street had recently been completely refurbished with the pavements re-laid with Marshalls Keyblok.We were approached by East Riding of Yorkshire C.C. (whom we had recently worked with in nearby Beverley) to resolve an unforeseen sand erosion issue that was necessitating on-going maintenance. Many of the shop fronts have ca…

East Riding of Yorkshire C.C. Case Study...

Client Name: Walters & Cohen / Brett

Lady Eleanor Holles School

The entrance paving to the new Arts Department was part of a £10m project for this prestigious school widely acknowledged as one of the top girls’ schools in the country. Brett’s Piatto range of pavers that incorporate naturally coloured aggregate to enhance the aesthetics had been specified.The Client wanted to protect their investment and enquired about sealing the pavers. The brief was to …

Walters & Cohen / Brett Case Study...

Client Name: East Riding of Yorkshire C.C.

Beverley Saturday Market

Beverley Saturday Market can be traced back to the 12th Century and remains a thriving market town. Post years of continuous repairs to the paving the area had become very shabby and resembled a patchwork quilt. East Riding of Yorkshire CC invested £2.5m in replacing the cobbles and unsightly tarmac with various CBP and replaced the damaged Yorkstone paving flags.This market is the most heavily u…

East Riding of Yorkshire C.C. Case Study...

Client Name: University of Copenhagen

Lecture Theatre Atrium, Faculty of Social Sciences

The University if Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and ranked among the top 50 Universities in the world. It boasts 8 alumni becoming Nobel Laureates and one Turing Award recipient. The Faculty of Social Sciences hosts new state of the art lecture theatres served by a 550m2 atrium paved with flexibly laid concrete flags. Serving thousands of students on a weekly basis, cleaning regimes quickly resul…

University of Copenhagen Case Study...

Client Name: Network Rail

Widnes Railway Station

Originally known as Farnworth, built in 1873 now has the status of an English Heritage Grade II listed building. To raise the stations aesthetics, the entire platform was paved in concrete block paving replacing the existing unsightly Tarmacadum surface.It was recognised that cleaning regimes would serve to remove the jointing sand leading to paver destabilisation. In addition weed growth on the p…

Network Rail Case Study...

Client Name: The F.A.

FA Academy Burton on Trent

The F.A.’s 330 acre, £100 million National Football Centre Burton on Trent known as St. Georges Park is the base for all coaching and development work undertaken by the F.A. and is the training and preparation ground for all of the England teams. During construction it was anticipated by the client and main contractor that cleaning regimes would serve to remove the jointing sand leading to de-s…

The F.A. Case Study...

Client Name: Manchester United Football Club

Sir Matt Busby Way

2011, an important year for Manchester United Football Club. It saw the celebration of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25 year service to the club and the repaving of Sir Matt Busby Way and of its main entrance, comprising 4,200 m2 of small element, flexibly laid clay blocks from
Wienerberger and flag paving from Marshalls PLC.Concern was expressed with regard to the erosion of jointing sand from the clea…

Manchester United Football Club Case Study...

Client Name: Polyform Architects/ Compenhagen Community

øbmagerade, Copenhagen

Strøget Copenhagen “The Walking Streets” created in 1962 saw the pedestrianisation of initially 15,800m2 which has grown to an area of approximately 100,000m2 forming Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping area with 250,000 pedestrians every day in the summer season. Copenhagen’s small element paving has traditionally had its joints topped with bitumen, but now viewed as unsightly.On behalf…

Polyform Architects/ Compenhagen Community Case Study...

Client Name: The Rock Management Suite

The Rock

The Rock in Bury is one of the largest retail and leisure destinations to open in 2010 consisting of diverse line up of fashionable stores, amazing restaurants and a state of the art cinema/bowling experience. The site consists of both internal and external paving, concern was expressed regarding the high volume of pedestrian traffic which brings about significant staining from food, drink, and ch…

The Rock Management Suite Case Study...

Client Name: All England Lawn Tennis Club

Wimbledon – AELTC

This iconic site saw its first championships back in 1877, with numerous extensions and additions over the years. The vast majority of the site over the decades has benefitted from the installation of semi-dry cast concrete block paving however, the AELTC recognised and wished to address the fact that such paving was becoming ‘tired’ and de-stabilised with significant incidence of weed growth …

All England Lawn Tennis Club Case Study...

Client Name: Hampshire County Council

West Street, Fareham

It was anticipated by the client and main contractor that cleaning regimes would serve to remove the jointing sand leading to de-stabilisation of the paving and tripping accidents….

Hampshire County Council Case Study...

Client Name: Peel Airports Limited

Durham Tees Valley Airport Apron

Durham Tees Valley Airport handles over two hundred thousand people off to their holidays every year, which makes for a busy Aircraft Apron. The requirement was to protect the concrete block paving from fuel infiltration and seal/stabilise the joints, preventing sand erosion from aircraft movement.

Peel Airports Limited Case Study...

Client Name: CIA Ltd

Christchurch Airport, New Zealand

Christchurch Airport is New Zealand’s tourism gateway, handling over two and a half million passengers on their holidays every year, which makes for a very busy aircraft apron. Aircraft movement readily erodes jointing sand form both hardstandings and the apron resulting in destabilised paving leading to foreign object damage….

CIA Ltd Case Study...

Client Name: Norwich City Council

Norwich Town Centre

Norwich City Centre is a bustling thriving town with many shoppers, businesses and tourists taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings and historic buildings found in the city centre.Norwich City Council had invested heavily in the city centre and, as part of a regeneration project, specified Marshalls ‘Saxon flags’ 450mm x 450mm for installation in ‘Prince of Wales Road’. The light co…

Norwich City Council Case Study...

Client Name: Peterborough Council

New England Homezone Peterborough

This busy residential area in Peterborough is heavily trafficked by local vehicles as well as forming part of a bus route.A traffic calming scheme was put into place which involved the implementation of speed humps utilising Marshall’s Tegula concrete block paving. Over time, the continuous use of heavy vehicles over these humps would contribute to the cause of sand erosion resulting in paver de…

Peterborough Council Case Study...

Client Name: Anschutz Entertainment (AEG)

O2 London Millennium Dome

Los Angeles based Anschutz Entertainment acquired the controlling interest in London’s Millennium Dome exhibition structure built to usher in the new millennium but unused since year 2000. Site re-opened July 2007 as an internal music and sports arena spanning some 1.2million square feet, offering seating for 23,000. The main atrium consists of small element flexibly laid paving benefiting from …

Anschutz Entertainment (AEG) Case Study...

Client Name: Walt Disney Corporation

Disneyland Hong Kong (Lan Tau) Island

The Walt Disney Corporation wished to impose fastidious cleaning regimes in connection with the 125,000m 2 of small element flexibly laid paving. The client was concerned that such cleaning regimes would dislodge the jointing sand requiring significant increased maintenance to maintain structural stability. In addition it was recognised by the client that constant sand erosion from the paver joint…

Walt Disney Corporation Case Study...

Client Name: Port of Salalah

Extension Block A Port Salalah Sultanate of Oman

Resiblock have been involved in a number of projects with Han-Padron Associates LLP, one of the world’s leading specialist consulting Marine Engineers.Construction of the Port of Salalah commenced in 1996 with the recommendation that the small element flexibly laid paving to be installed should be stabilised preventing sand erosion under heavy duty trafficking and water infiltration via the join…

Port of Salalah Case Study...

 

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