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Charcon Kerbs the Education in the North East


A variety of products from Charcon’s flag and block paving ranges have been used to give a sleek finish to the £10 million redevelopment of Usworth Sixth Form College, Washington campus in Sunderland.

The college includes state-of-the-art facilities and is the result of a unique partnership between Biddick, Oxclose, Usworth and Washington schools and the City of Sunderland College.

Kirstie Mawhinney, from landscape architect, Insite Environments said: “Charcon’s products enabled us to give the landscape a high quality finish providing an appropriate setting for the building.”

Reflecting the campus’ natural and stylish look, Andover Silver Grey and Parliament Charcoal were installed along the walkways giving the area a beautifully textured and highly attractive finish.

Kirstie continues: “Using Charcon’s materials we incorporated a variety of paving sizes into the design, creating strongly defined curves in contrasting colours. We also installed Woburn rustic blocks into seating and feature areas to add warmth and variation into the more intimate spaces and entrance areas.”

Also installed was the specially designed Safeticurb, Charcon’s well proven linear drainage system.

Alan Hodgson, Charcon’s territory sales manager, said: “We have worked with Insite Environments on schools and college for a number of years so we understand their requirements, and were able to provide exactly what they were looking for at Usworth Sixth Form College.”


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