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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

St.Georges Place Canterbury by SureSet Permeable Paving

September 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SureSet Permeable Paving

Canterbury University had received funds to invest in a multi-million pound development of their student accommodation which was to be completed before September 2012. It was felt that new sophisticated campus was required for the modern day student with a superior level of comfort and design.

Image Courtesy © SureSet Permeable Paving

Image Courtesy © SureSet Permeable Paving

As part of this design, SureSet were specified by the Architects to complete two areas of the campus. One was a pathway within the communal gardens, and the other an area within the family complex.
They wanted quite a technically challenging paving area which would see a full spectrum of colours blending into each other. Over 36 bespoke colours were created by SureSet by colouring our own recycled glass and were then expertly hand-laid and blended into one another. SureSet were specifically specified as we are the only company who currently are able to do this.
The bespoke coated glass had to be individually coloured to match the exact ones specified by the architects drawings and had to be measured by hand to make each different gradient of colour. There was a need for speed whilst this area was being laid as every colour had to be mixed individually and laid promptly before it started to set in order for the colours to blend successfully.

Image Courtesy © SureSet Permeable Paving

As the project was underway there was quite a lot of excitement and interest as the pathway was laid. Most people had never seen anything like this done before and were all excited to see the finished result. Once completed, the path looked incredible and it was quite hard to believe that this effect could be created in paving. The University were thrilled with the results and are planning to enter their site into numerous competitions once all areas are completed.

Image Courtesy © SureSet Permeable Paving

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