Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has supplied more than 1000 square metres of high-quality natural sandstone to be used for paving, steps, seating units and copings at the Centre For Digital Innovation (C4DI) in Hull.

The C4DI has been set up as a pioneering specialist business space to further build and connect Hull’s technology talent. The £4m centre is home to a collective of digital companies and individuals who have an interest in furthering their own tech abilities, or are keen to keep their fingers on the pulse of an ever-changing market. From corporate innovation to tech incubation the centre offers a diverse portfolio of services designed to help businesses achieve success.

With a distinctive modern feel, the C4DI was in need of an external landscape and paving option, which complemented this ethos. To attain the desired look Natural Paving Product’s Commercial Team supplied its Diamond Sawn York Mix sandstone. The paving was supplied in both 600mm x 450mm and 600mm x 750mm sizes. With a warm multi colour palette, the flagstone creates a dynamic aesthetic, which is in perfect harmony with the culture of the centre and surrounding area.

The first phase of activity consisted of over 1000 square metres of 50mm thick York Mix paving, as well as 80 linear metres of seating units, 190 linear metres of steps with granite inlays to assist the partially sighted and over 40 linear metres of wall copings.  During the second phase of activity, an additional 450 square metres of York Mix paving was installed along with 30 linear metres of coping stones.

Mike Jepps, National Sales Manager – Commercial, at Natural Paving Products, commented: “This was a commercial project with a difference. The Centre For Digital Innovation is as contemporary in style as it is in practice; therefore it was necessary to offer a selection of paving and ancillary items to complement. York Mix sandstone is one of our most attractive and durable products and with it being laid in such vast quantities at C4DI the result is truly spectacular. This project will stand the test of time and continue to look as good as it does now for many years to come.”