Prior to the re-opening of the British Motor Museum last month following a £1.1m refurbishment, we were tasked with updating the pathways within the museum to create a safer, lower maintenance and more aesthetically pleasing environment for members of the public visiting the museum.
The British Motor Museum, formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre is a heritage site that currently displays a collection of nearly 300 cars. The collection includes vehicles from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s beginnings as British Leyland Heritage, as well as small manufacturers such as Morgan, niche producers like Land Rover and Jaguar, in addition to the mainstream producers of the past, including Austin and Morris.
To provide a new hardwearing and low maintenance surface for pedestrian walkways throughout the British Motor Museum, Midland Decorative Surfaces installed a resin bound surfacing system, using oyster aggregate for a light and aesthetically pleasing effect. Resin bound systems have a number of benefits for a location such as the British Motor Museum that has a busy footfall:
- Hardwearing and resistant to cracking
- Porous surface – allows water to permeate/percolate through the surface
- Life span can be as long as 8-15 years
- Anti-slip surface – safer for pedestrians
- Low maintenance – unlike gravel pathways, all aggregate is bound in place by polyurethane resin
As resin bound surfaces can be installed directly over existing surfaces (including old concrete or tarmac) without the need for excavation, we were able to complete all work at the British Motor Museum in time for the grand re-opening that took place on Saturday the 13th of February.
If you would like to learn more about our range of professional resin bound and bonded gravel surfaces, you can contact us today by calling 0121 766 8705 or email us at email@example.com to arrange a free no obligation meeting with one of our team to discuss your particular project requirements.