As a leading UK manufacturer, Amber Precast were appointed by Willmott Dixon to supply precast landscaping features for the Bournemouth Pier Approach. As part of Bournemouth Council’s Seafront Development and Regeneration Programme, the approach is one of the first areas to benefit from the 20 year investment plan.
Amber Precast supplied precast planters and island features, designed in keeping with the history and geology of the pier approach. The white, acid-etched stone was produced with Spanish Dolomite aggregates, giving the surface a stunning finish that sparkles in the sunlight.
The project involved casting 54 planters, typically 700mm high and 500mm wide weighing around 1 Tonne each. The six feature islands were the heaviest units to be manufactured, some weighing around 7 Tonnes, and incorporated embossed marine patterns which were formed when the stone was cast by using RECKLI artico® components within the moulds.
The hard landscaping features can now be seen at the Pier Approach which is beautifully lit at night to create an engaging and welcoming space, bringing a new lease of life to the area.