Gripsure gets shortlisted for inaugural 2019 AJ Specification Award

Non-Slip Accoya Decking | Cambridge University

Europe’s leading non-slip decking manufacturer Gripsure, were shortlisted for the first AJ Specification Awards in the landscape category for the Rising Path project at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

Collaborating with Chadwick Dryer Clarke Architects and the Accsys Group, Gripsure supplied innovative non-slip graphic panels, that help tell the story of how plants left the water for life on land, and grew into the 400,000 species we know today.

The new awards, run by the prestigious Architects’ Journal, celebrate the working relationships between UK architects and suppliers on projects which have enhanced or exceeded the brief. Gripsure developed a number of prototypes for Chadwick Dryer Clarke before settling on the final design that exceeded the architects design aspirations as well as delivering a very high slip resistance.

In addition to the graphic panels, Gripsure supplied over 1,300 linear metres of non-slip Accoya decking, which was laid in an original diagonal pattern. The project is a great example of creative use of landscaping materials and demonstrates how manufacturers work with architects to exceed client and project expectations.

If you have a project that you think would be enhanced with bespoke graphic designs take a look at Gripsure Graphics.

The Rising Path at Cambridge University Botanical Gardens

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