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ReadyPave™ plays lead-in part at Theatre


Global building solutions company CEMEX have supplied their ReadyPave™ Chelsea Setts concrete block paving for a college theatre refurbishment project. The Athlone Hall, originally constructed in the1960’s, is the performing arts centre for Framlingham College in Framlingham, near Woodbridge, Suffolk and is both a theatre and concert venue. The interior of the building has undergone a complete refurbishment programme by specialist theatre design consultants, Theatretech, but the exterior walkways and disabled access also required reconstructing to meet current legislation requirements. A paving system was required which would harmonise with the surrounding areas and also provide safe access for pedestrians and the less physically able.

“We were looking to create an appearance in sympathy with the splendour of our original buildings and yet make a fresh, dynamic impression to this state of the art theatre. The paving has helped us to achieve this by enhancing the exterior through the use of a wide range of quality materials in addition to providing a safe and practical environment for our pupils and visitors”, said Andrew Payn, the Operations Director at Framlingham College.

ReadyPave™ Chelsea Avenue Setts were chosen in Burnt Elm and laid in a formal bond pattern to provide a traditional appearance which complements the architectural styles of the period College building and the Athlone Hall. The 60mm thick block paving system is capable of coping with both heavy pedestrian traffic and low speed cars and commercial vehicles.

CEMEX manufactures a wide range of building materials including Block Paving, Architectural Masonry and Dense and Lightweight blocks, as well as a wide range of Concrete Roof Tiles and associated fittings.

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