24th March 2020

Violet Crossing in memory of Violet Grace

Location Prescot Road, St. Helens

Start date 12/12/2019
Completion 12/12/2019

Project requirement Gareth Tyson of St Helens Council approached ourselves with the suggestion to install Tac-Grid, our innovative tactile crossing in the colour Violet to commemorate Violet Grace Youens, a beautiful young girl who was tragically killed whilst crossing the Road https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/violet-grace-youens-st-helens-17401813. The family were consulted.

Services supplied The installation was for 17 M2. of the Tac-Grid tactile using a violet MMA Resin specially commissioned. Installed directly onto the existing tarmac surface no excavation needed the works were completed within 8 hours and will last in excess of 3 years. We installed a Live Beacon within the crossing allowing St. Helens Council to adapt the wording and can be accessed free of charge via the Google app https://livebeacon.com/. The details we downloaded to the beacon show photos of Violet Grace with the message ‘In Memory of Violet Grace, Uncontrolled Crossing for the Visually Impaired’

Outcomes The crossing has received positive media coverage. The brightness of the MMA Resin can be seen a distance away and adds the extra safety element for pedestrians. The i beacon is for ALL and can be accessed by the Google app to show pedestrians the safer place to cross. Hardwearing and guaranteed to last in excess of 3 years under normal usage. This shows we can install our innovative tactiles in any colour. Tac-grid is a continuous wet lay cold applied MMA resin tactile system.




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