KBI UK has recently begun the installation of 3,500m2 of its class leading Flexipave surfacing on yet another section of the Trans Pennine Trail, this time for Warrington Borough Council, in Lymm, Cheshire.
Over the last decade KBI has installed over 20,000m2 of Flexipave along the route, but this marks the first project for this local authority. As phase 1 continues, funding for an additional 6,000m2 of Flexipave for phase 2 has already been secured.
The 1km stretch of phase 1 features no edging, so the experience Eco-Paving Solutions were selected as the strategic installation partner responsible for laying the material. KBI has already received positive feedback from the client relating to the product and the nature of the installation.
KBI’s work is being conducted via a sub-contractor agreement with A.E. Yates Ltd, the main civil engineering contractor for Warrington BC, who are deploying their own teams to deliver the groundworks.
Flexipave was selected by Warrington Borough Council following an extensive research period, which included consultation with Mandy Loach, the Trans Pennine Trail’s lead officer, regarding the extensive works that KBI has already carried out on the route.
Warrington Borough Council also visited other KBI trail sites in Salford and Stockport to satisfy themselves that the product would be right for them, and to research ways that they could make the route user friendly all the year round.