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Lord’s Cricket Ground, London


Visitors to Lord’s Cricket Ground approaching from St John’s Wood will enter via the ornamental Grace Gate which was built in 1923 in honour of the great cricketer W G Grace.

Heavy footfall and years of wear and tear had caused the paved area close to the gate to deteriorate, there was also a drainage problem making the area prone to flooding. FM Conway were contracted to renew the paving by laying resin bound surfacing on an asphalt base.

Installation had to be fitted in to a two day gap in the cricket ground’s busy schedule and the 340 square metres of Eco Resin Bound Surfacing was laid within the available time. Eco Resin Bound Surfacing is strong enough to bear foot traffic just four hours after laying, ensuring that there was no disruption to the client’s schedule.

The Eco Resin Bound Surfacing System was supplied as a two-component UV stable polyurethane resin, the two components were mixed with a slow speed drill and paddle before being added to a forced action mixer which contained the Maple Harvest aggregate blend. The Eco Resin Bound Surfacing was spread to level and the surface was smoothed with a steel float.

Eco Resin Bound Surfacing satisfies SuDS requirements, allowing rainwater to quickly and easily drain through the porous surface, avoiding puddling. Slip testing shows the risk of slip to be low, an important factor to consider at a busy sporting venue.