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Hull City of Culture 2017

  • Location: Hull City Centre & Hull Fruit Market
  • Traffic Loading: Pedestrian
  • Project Size: >40,000 m2
  • Region: UK Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Main Contractor: Eurovia
  • Client: Hull City Council
  • Architect: Re-Form Landscapes
  • Elements: Slabs, Setts & Cobbles
  • Completed: 24 March 2017

Britain’s biggest paving job

The transformation of Hull as the 2017 UK City of Culture was a huge undertaking with more than 40,000 square metres of paving laid as part of construction work, making this Britain’s biggest paving project.

The work was carried out by Eurovia on behalf of Hull City Council. Dozens of paving gangs working with forced action mixers spent months on a challenging timetable to deliver a magnificent end result for March when the City celebrated its recognition. Along with renewing historic areas of town including the Fruit Market and dealing with the intricacies of specialist braille paving in Jameson Street, there were tricky water features and ironworks to contend with along the way. 
All the paving elements of the project were laid using Steintec materials: tuffbed 2-pack, tuffset G, tuffbond and tufftop.

As part of its added value services throughout the project, Steintec established local distribution arrangements up to ensure products, machinery and tools were readily available round the clock. Dedicated Steintec experts were on hand to deliver on-site technical support to the Eurovia project team and its contractors, as well as early consultation with architects Re-Form Landscapes which continued until the project was complete.

Products Used

  • Tuffset G - Specialist mortar

    tuffset G is a revolutionary high-performance product, designed for early heavy-trafficking and other time-critical repairs. It is also ...

  • Tufftop - Jointing mortar

    Steintec’s tufftop is a high-performance jointing mortar suitable for all types of natural stone and modular paving. Thoroughly ...

  • Forced Action Mixer

    Forced action pan mixers are a far more effective and efficient way of mixing dense bedding mortars such as tuffbed 2-pack. Paddles are ...

  • Tuffgrit - Bedding aggregate

    Steintec's tuffgrit is a specially graded crushed rock aggregate blended specifically to allow optimum interlocking of angular ...