Stunning entrance at Durham Crown Court House

Location Durham
Project Driveway
Size 68m2


Oltco Durham & Sunderland gave the entrance to the historic Durham Crown Court House a facelift with a 68m2 Recycle Bound entrance in the colour blend, Crantock.

The Brief

Facilities manager, Enertech, was responsible for delivering a sensitive refurbishment of the landmark Grade I listed Durham Crown Court building located in Durham City.

The surface that needed updating was the perron area at the top of the grand entrance steps. The perron has been in existence for many years and had an old resin bonded surface that had been worn and re-patched and repaired with varying levels of success over the years. It was no longer looking good or fitting with this most majestic of buildings, therefore it was time for a full replacement.

The base was a very old concrete pad which is thought to be up to 200 years’ old and as such the surface is somewhat worn and pitted. A full remediation of the base was required with a new surface finish in a material to match the imposing sandstone facade.

Our Solution

Oltco proposed a package of remediation ground works to remove any loose or deteriorated material from the surface and base, followed by a ground work-grade resin application to form a sound base upon which to lay the finished surface. The clients and the court management selected our Crantock blend from the Oltco natural range to reflect the colours and enhance the natural appearance of the sandstone structures of the building.

The client’s colour choice was perfect. The new surface not only looks great and is guaranteed by Oltco, but embodies the additional benefits of Recycle Bound, such as its porous properties and our anti-slip surface treatment, perfect for a public building which is in heavy use all year round.

The court also elected to use our Recycle Bound solution which resulted in the equivalent of 204,000 plastic straws being recycled in the process.

The Oltco team provided good, professional service - thank you.

Durham Crown Court House

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