The award for paving in 2010 has been made for the reconstruction of Market Place, Kettering. The
scheme has been designed to remove traffic from the traditional market area. The reconstruction uses local
materials such as ironstone, as well as granite and york stone paving. The lighting and fountains to create
an attractive area for the community to enjoy. The national competition is arranged with help by Local Government
News and the Paviors work with the magazine’s editor and other judges to select the best project
for the Paviors’ Award.
The Master of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, Mr Tom
Barton, with award judge, Mike Cottell, travelled to Kettering on
13 August 2010 to present the certificates. At the ceremony,
the Master said ‘the Paviors Company is delighted to make
awards to the client, designer and contractor for the excellent
repaving of the Market Place. I congratulate all involved in this
project. To remove traffic and create an attractive area for the
people of Kettering to relax and enjoy concerts and events, and
to meet their friends is a major success story. The scheme
uses good quality material in an imaginative design that adds
to the enjoyment of the renovated Market Place’.
Award presentation at the Market Square on 13th August 2010, with (L to R): Ruth Bishop (Associate Director, Savills), Mike Cottell (Paviors’ Award Judge), Paul Thomas (Project Director, Kettering BC), The Master Pavior, Tom Barton, and David Cook (Chief Executive, Kettering BC)
The designer of the scheme was Savills Urban Design
Ltd and the contractor was Weldon Plant Ltd. The client was
Kettering Borough Council.