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BIMAGRIP (Gold Pea Shingle),


The seaside town of Blyth had struggled to find a new direction since the coal industry on which it was founded ceased to exist in the town 30 years ago. The closure of the last mine, Bates Colliery, in 1986, left Blyth with the scars of its hard heritage and little hope. Yet, investment pumped into the area since the pits closed have seen Blyth enjoy a new shopping mall, a £3m makeover and reinvigorated beach area.

The challenge faced

The Port of Blyth received £500,000 to help redevelop an area of the quayside, to establish a maritime heritage visitor centre and community hub that would attract more tourism to the area.

The solution

Blyth District Council chose Epicuro’s Bimagrip (Gold Pea Shingle) to cover a 9,500sq m area of the promenade, contracted through PCIS Ltd. Bimagrip provides a durable surface solution, being specially developed for its anti-skid properties and unrivalled friction and grip across a wide range of substrates. Bimagrip is easy to lay, fast-setting and incredibly long lasting and treated areas can be opened to traffic within two hours of application, minimising downtime and protecting underlying assets.



Product: Bimagrip (Gold Pea Shingle)
Location: Blyth Seaside Promenade
Area: 9500 sq m
Date: 2009
Client: Blyth District Council
Contractor  PCIS Ltd