October 2nd, 2017

Paving and Stone Protector adds Value to Retail Park Refurbishments

British Land Protect Retail Parks with Pave-Saver

British Land are one of the UKs leading commercial property companies, with a portfolio of high quality, high profile retail locations throughout the country. British Land take pride in their well managed, well kept environments and the company invest in sites which provide attractive spaces for people to work, shop and live. At the time of writing, they currently manage assets in excess of £19.1bn, which equates to 28 million square feet of floor space that has a 98% occupancy rate nationwide.

Staring in early 2016, whilst planning and preparing for a programme of site maintenance and refurbishment, British Land specified Pave-Saver, our unique stone protector and pavement protection treatment. Pave-Saver protects stone, paving and pavement surfaces from weathering and helps surfaces remain clean by repelling chewing gum, water, airborne dirt, acid rain, smog, industrial pollutants, oil and grease, dust and organic growth (lichens & moss).

Working alongside the stone supplier and main contractor, Hardscape, Go-Gum Limited supplied the Pave-Saver stone protector and pavement protection solution to several prestigious British Land retail sites, all undergoing refurbishment, some of which are listed below:

Orbital Shopping Park, Swindon
This local shopping centre is home to household brands including M&S, Next, Boots and Homebase and underwent refurbishment work to the public spaces and walkways. Over 4,470m2 of stone and paving are now protected with Pave-Saver.

Broughton, Chester Stone Protector
Broughton Shopping Park, Chester
The Broughton retail and leisure park, near Chester, has 37 units let to a range of quality retail and leisure operators, including Tesco and Primark, as well as M&S Simply Food, Next, River Island, HomeSense and Boots. The site has a total catchment of 1 million people and an annual footfall of 10 million. As part of the the major refurbishment programme, 1,965m2 of pavement walkways are now protected with the Pave-Saver stone protector and pavement protection treatment.

Wheatley, Doncaster Stone Protector
Wheatley Shopping Centre, Doncaster
The Wheatley Shopping Centre, located on the outskirts of Doncaster, is home to several high profile retailers including Next, M&S and TK Maxx. The site is home to 17 retail and leisure units and has undergone refurbishment to improve car parking and walkways. Pave-Saver was key to protecting approximately 5,500m2 of stone, paving and pavement walkways.

Tollgate, Colchester Stone Protector
Tolgate Shopping Centre, Colchester
Tollgate Shopping Centre is an established retail location, comprising 15 retail and leisure units and 475 car parking spaces, just off the A12 near Colchester. The site has been subject to a major refurbishment programme to improve car parking and to create new, modern landscaped public areas. In total, 2,800m2 of stone and paving have been protected with Pave-Saver.

Commenting on these projects, Go-Gum Managing Director Rob Dixon said: “British Land are one of the UK’s best known commercial and retail property landlords. One of the many reasons they enjoy such a high occupancy rate is that they truly care about the appearance and environment in and around their portfolio of prestigious retail sites. Using Pave-Saver stone protector and pavement protection treatment will add longevity to their cleaning and maintenance cycle and also their on-going refurbishment programme, keeping retailers happy and encouraging many return visits from their customers.”