East India Dock Basin: car park

The site: The East India Dock Basin is the last remaining section of the once grand East India Docks, famous for transporting spices from the Far East in the 1880's. Now the site is a nature reserve and attracts birds such as Black Redstart and Kingfishers. A stone's throw away from Canary Wharf, the site provides breath-taking views of the Thames and the impressive O2 arena.

The brief: To resurface an existing car park in a visually and environmentally sensitive urban area.

Our solution: We removed the existing gravel car park surface and transferred it to a nearby site. We jet washed the macadam surface clean and repaired where necessary and finished by laying a resin surface and spreading buff gravel.

The result: To provide a rural solution in an urban context, whilst recycling former materials. The visual impact of the gravel surface was retained but now the car park benefits from a hard standing durable surface.

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