Mill Street Dublin is a flagship student accommodation complex in Dublin 8 consisting of 400 bedrooms, shops, a restaurant and an incubation hub space for local businesses. The complex is a joint venture between Global Student Accommodation (GSA) and Harrison Real Estate Capital (Harrison Street).
Mitchells Landscape Architects sought paving that would withstand the test of time with as little maintenance as possible in order to present a true value-for-money solution for the client.
The young and active student population due to reside in the complex made it vital that the paving provided a safe nonslip surface and was resistant to stains and chewing gum. Durability was also key.
In order to meet Mitchells’ requirement for the paving to be maintenance free for up to 30 years, AG supplied 1700m2 of block paving in a 400x200x80mm format through their partnership with RINN from Germany.
The surface of the paving was treated with a factory-applied external sealant and two colours were used – light grey and dark grey. With its state of the art, non-stick properties the sealed paving means there is no penetration of dirt into the paving surface.
It also means that the reinstatement of the original finish can easily be achieved with mechanical washing devices. Also the costly exercise of removing chewing gum is minimised when using the sealant.
The paving provided an attractive solution befitting high quality accommodation whilst providing cost savings to the client due to its low maintenance, robust nature.
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