Sunderland City Council
NEC3 Option C
Esh Civils delivered environmental improvements and traffic management measures to improve pedestrian movement across other areas of the city.
The first of two phases of a demanding public realm project focused on delivering improvements to the street-scene in two adjacent, city centre streets, that are lined with existing commercial properties and amenities.
The working areas are split into 11 individual areas, to allow for the continuous operation of all commercial properties, spread across the two adjacent areas, the first being located on Bridge street with much of the works being located along High Street West in Sunderland City Centre.
90% of the scheme comprised of carrying out the lifting and removal of existing pavement and associated street furniture and its replacement with a mixture of Granite sets and Yorkstone block paving.
The works on Bridge Street comprised of:
- The removal of the existing bollards and lifting of the existing stone slab footpaths and parking bay block paving.
- The subsequent replacement of the paving with all new granite paving slabs and York Stone block paving to the parking bays.
- Resurfacing of approximately 150m2 worth of road and approximately 320m2 of granite paving and Yorkstone paving spanning from the top of Bridge Street to the junction with Fawcett Street, the eastern stretch of High Street West and Union Street.
- Further works comprised of the installation of all new kerb lines and associated road markings and signage.
The works undertaken on High Street West comprised of:
- The lifting of existing paving and the laying of Chinese granite and Yorkstone paving in its place.
- The creation of all new steel framed tree pits for the 9 existing trees as well as bespoke granite boulders doubling up as street furniture and steel street benches.
The installation of all new pedestrian way signage and feature lighting.