May 12th, 2017

Deep Clean and Paving Restoration for Capita in the Lake District National Park

Paving Restoration at Bowness on Windermere

Bowness Promenade, on the shores of Lake Windermere, is one of the main focal points for tourists visiting the English Lake District National Park and it’s most famous lake. Lake Windermere and the surrounding areas attract tens of thousands of visitors each week, which in turn means that the footfall and pedestrian traffic in locations such as Bowness Promenade is highly concentrated and unrelenting.

During May 2017, just prior to the commencement of the peak tourist season in the Lake District, the Go-Gum Group were contracted by Capita to spearhead a deep clean, paving restoration and sand joint top repair of concrete Tegula style block paving (to small areas where needed) and concrete slab paving areas on Bowness Promenade, Cumbria.

In order to minimise the disruption to the local community, local businesses, residents of Bowness-on-Windermere and visitors to the area, all of the paving restoration works were carried out during night-time hours. Our Surface Solve Ltd Street Cleaning Team, began with a thorough deep clean to approximately 2,500m2 of paving which returned the block paving and concrete paving slab substrates to a restored condition. Our specialist pavement cleaning and paving restoration machines operate at high temperatures and low pressures, deep cleaning substrates without causing surface damage. Once the paving was cleaned, our team then replaced the sand top joints to the Tegula style block paving, to help prevent block movement, future damage and the growth of weeds and moss.

Rob Dixon, Managing Director of Go-Gum commented: “The English Lake District National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty and one of the most stunning visitor attractions in the country. We’re proud to have played a small part in keeping this highly trafficked area of the National Park looking its best for local residents and international visitors alike. It was a pleasure to work in partnership with Capita, on behalf of Cumbria County Council and Bowness-on-Windermere.”