GeoPave Resin Bound Case Study - South Street Park - Sheffield
In 2005, Sheffield City Council asked local residents about their ideas for the development of a new city park called Sheaf Valley Park. The vision was to form a series of linked, quality, open spaces and pathways from Park Square roundabout through to Norfolk Park.
The Master Plan for the park provided a guide for the future, so that the development could happen section by section as more funding became available.
The first stage of work began in September 2010 in South Street Open Space. It included creating a direct stepped path from South Street to the Railway Station tram stop. While this was being created, earth would be moved to form a level space for events, with a series of seating terraces above where people could enjoy views of Sheffield City Centre and beyond.
The architect’s design brief was to transform the area to include gradual steps that were functional, yet attractive in appearance. An essential part of the project was the surfacing of the steps. It needed to be durable, to blend in with the natural surroundings and to look modern, adding a contemporary feel to the park.
The architect was keen to use a product that complimented the steel railings and treads and that provided an alternative to dull lifeless concrete.
The specified surfacing material had to have a flat even surface that was durable, low maintenance, easy to install and environmentally friendly.
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|South Street Park - Sheffield - Steps from the Station to South Street|
|Sheffield Development Corporation|
|Woodroyd Contract Services Ltd - www.woodroyd.co.uk|