There are eight Royal Parks in London, covering
some 4,900 acres each attracting millions of visitors
every year. The heavy volume of pedestrian traffic
takes its toll on the park’s thoroughfares and regular
maintenance is required.
Responsibility is contracted to Taylor Woodrow
who provide the careful management to ensure
that potholes and other deformations are quickly
fixed. One of the methods being used are solutions
provided by Ultracrete.
Ultracrete’s Area Sales Manager for the South
East, David Youell, met with the parks’ contractor
Taylor Woodrow, and recommended Ultracrete’s
Permanent Pothole Repair to help maintain the
This solution, for up to 6 mm fine grade, is now
Taylor Woodrow’s material of choice for ongoing
maintenance work to repair the defects in the paths
and roads within the parks.
It is being used in conjunction with Ultracrete’s
SCJ, which helps to increase the bond of the repair
material to the substrate, as well as preventing wa-
ter ingress and
This helps to
life of the re-
pair and re-
is suitable for
use in low risk
car parks and driveways and has a high skid resist-
ance value of >88 for improved road safety.
It is instantly trafficable, so minimal disruption
to visitors as the site can be opened immediately
Potholes in the Royal
Parks are a ‘No No’!
Inch Cape Offshore Limited has successfully
deployed a ZephIR 300 lidar on the historic Bell
Rock lighthouse, 17 km off the Angus coast.
TheZephIR300, mountedonaplatformon thenorth
east of the lighthouse, measures wind direction and
velocity and will augment windmeasurements from
onshore sources and from a dedicated offshore met
mast that is expected to be installed in October
The installation of the unit was carried out by
SgurrEnergy who designed and fabricated a sup-
With no need for annual calibration and an ex-
tended service period, solutions such as ZephIR
make sense where lidars need to be left installed
for long periods of time in extreme situations.