CASE STUDY – Construction of roadway- Distribution Park

Spadeoak was privileged to be the chosen surfacing contractor to complete the construction of access and egress roads, car park areas and pedestrian footpaths at the Leicester Distribution Park situated in the Braunstone industrial estate.

The 7 units are located in a 45 acre industrial distribution and logistics site, with the construction of three new builds Spadeoak was instructed to install over 2,500 tonnes of sustainable low-carbon asphalt material.

Spadeoak was instructed by our client to install over 11,500m² of roadways, car parks and footpaths for the additional three newly constructed industrial buildings at Leicester Distribution Park.

The existing undeveloped soft landscape area was not utilised, until plans were approved to expand the distribution site providing additional jobs to the area, located within 1 mile of the M1 the site is in an ideal location to access key motorway networks.

Spadeoak was tasked with developing the specified areas into the new units car parks with access routes, kerbing, drainage, lighting and footpaths.

The works consisted of four main area, the development of a 1,630m² temporary surface where a 60mm dense binder surface layer was installed. The construction of over 4,000m² area of car park with a 100mm construction including binder and surface course. Circa 2,000m² of road construction with a 200mm construction providing strength and durability for industrial use and a 850m² footpath construction made up of a 70mm treatment of dense binder and surface course.

All asphalt material was installed utilising a sustainable, low-carbon solution, this provided 159 tonnes (equivalent to the weight of 32 African elephants) saved compared to conventional materials, a total project carbon saving of 21%.

The project was completed, within 19 days, to schedule and handed back to a happy client.

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