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In order to boost tourism within the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, its town centre went under a substantial £4.5m make-over which included improvements to the train station, Diffwys Square, High Street & Church Street areas 

The challenge faced

Renowned artist Howard Bowcott was commissioned to remodel the main square with a series of slate sculptures and ground features as part of the renovation works. Due to the wet environment in the area, protection of all stone and concrete surfaces was seen as a necessity to keep the area clean and pristine and keeping the streets clean and chewing gum free had previously been a major problem for the local council.


The solution

Epicuro HBG was chosen to protect all slate, granite and concrete surfaces, giving the various substrates a high level of surface repellence against water, stains, dirt, oil and chewing gum. Both the High Street and Church Street were also cleaned with Epicuro Moss Remover prior to protection.

The result

Epicuro is proud to have played its part in creating an exciting, vibrant and attractive place to live, work and to visit, renowned for culture and the arts, our strong sense of community and the stunning environment.  With work now complete, the town will build on these unique characteristics in a sustainable manner in order to achieve economic, social and environmental regeneration.



Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales
Date: Spring 2008
Client: Local Authority
Contractor: Adfer Cyf & Balfour Beatty
Project Type Protection of exposed concrete surfaces
Product Applied: Epicuro HBG HD/Moss remover