NATURAL SOLUTIONS IN CENTRAL LONDON

CTS Bridges have recently completed a scheme at Aberfeldy Village, Tower Hamlets, London where ecological concerns have driven the landscaping.  Timber was the natural choice of material for our footbridges and landscape structures to complement this philosophy and is also an optimum solution for shorter or multi span bridges as it is durable, low maintenance and economocal.

The new Aberfeldy Village in Tower Hamlets is a £250m redevelopment project which will be delivered in 6 phases incorporating different buildings with their own identity to link community and urban spaces. 

The scheme incorporates a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) of green landscaped buffer rainwater run-off from the new development.  These systems mimic natural drainage solutions allowing water to be stored, drain slowly and allow sediments to settle out to ensure existing drainage systems are not overwhelmed by further developments.  In this scheme feature swales were integrated within the hard landscaping and lined with gravels and vegetation.

CTS were commissioned to provide a number of boardwalk and bridge structures to aesthetically enhance and create pedestrian routes across these areas.

CTS supplied the bridges and boardwalks in Ekki hardwood timber with FSC accreditation.  The Ekki timber is classed as extremely durable and has a service life in excess of 30 years.  The deck boards on the bridges and boardwalks incorporates CTS's Hi-Grip Excel non-slip inserts that provide a hard wearing slip resistant surface that retains the natural feature of the timber.

Published: Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 12:20pm