Kennet Island is a neighbourhood in Reading, Berkshire that took eleven years to complete. The design cleverly incorporates watercourses for aesthetics by engineering new channels for the canalised Kennet.
Now finished, Kennet Island is a thriving community with residents sharing benefits that include a central piazza, gym, licensed café, convenience store, nursery and a dedicated bus service to Reading town centre.
In keeping with the contemporary design of the development, Block K required a surface that was both pretty and practical; aesthetically pleasing, easy to maintain, hardwearing and accessible.
We were contracted by O'Halloran & O'Brien in January 2016 to install 306m² of Norwegian Pearl Natural Aggregate to ramps and a communal courtyard. The Norwegian Pearl aggregate colour works perfectly with the grey edging sets and provides a crisp clean permeable surface to enhance the design features of the courtyard area and surrounding buildings.
The project was carried out over two phases and completed in March 2017.
Now complete, Kennet Island a combination of permanent homes and serviced apartments that create a thriving, vibrant community.
The result is a development that is a truly desirable place to live; fully accessible, immaculately kept grounds, close to Reading centre yet countryside on your doorstep and less than half an hour from London.
We are delighted at how naturally SureSet housing paving complements this beautiful new neighbourhood. And with the durability and peace of mind that comes with our 18 year guarantee the paving is set to look as good as it did on day one for years to come.
• Application: ramps, communal courtyard
•Colour: Norwegian Pearl
•Depth: 19.5 – 24mm
•Edges: Marshall blocks
•Installed: March 2017