The Waymouth Street in Adelaide was recently upgraded to open up space for outdoor dining for its residents. Adelaide’s idyllic climate creates the perfect environment for alfresco dining, with the city’s streets lined with restaurants and cafes, and patrons spilling out onto the footpath to enjoy their food in the sunshine.

The recent Waymouth Street Footpath Redevelopment project was initiated to continue the city’s foodie culture. The project saw the replacement of damaged and unsightly concrete flagstones with expertly-installed pavers from Anston Architectural. Anston Mimosa Granite pavers were laid over a widened footpath to allow space for outdoor dining and street trees. The rejuvenated dining strip along Waymouth Street creates an elegant, inviting and functional space that enlivens the atmosphere along the entire streetscape.

The City of Adelaide and its landscape architects exercised great care when selecting the materials for the upgrade, with years of planning and detailed research invested in the final specification. The Council was careful to ensure that the selected pavers met or exceeded a range of essential criteria including consistency of colour, slip resistance, breaking load, accelerated wear and DDA compliance.

Anston Architectural’s Granite Range Mimosa paver was chosen in a 900x600x68mm format size for this project. Mapei Anthracite 114 was selected for grouting in consultation with Anston while the concrete collars surrounding the utility pit lids were engineered to match the Anston pavers in texture and colour.

Headed by the City of Adelaide, the project management team worked tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome on this high-profile project. The key stakeholders included the City of Adelaide, principal contractor Kent Civil, paving contractor Space Landscape Construction, paving manufacturer Anston Architectural, and grout and bedding system specialist Mapei.

The paving crew from Space Landscape Construction, headed by Project Manager David Packer and supervised by Space’s Managing Director Heath Cotter, spent time with John Francis, State Manager of Mapei, reinforcing best practice in their installation techniques before the project commenced.

The Waymouth Street footpath redevelopment has resulted in creating a streetscape that all parties and residents of Adelaide can be very proud of; the project also demonstrates the importance of teamwork, implementation of best practice, attention to detail and above all, the selection of high quality materials.

“The collaboration and ongoing co-operation between all parties was instrumental in delivering the final outcome – a great public space delivered on time and on budget.

“The quality of the build, both on the surface and underground, is outstanding; attention to detail was a strong focus which has ensured the highest quality outcome.”

– Beth Davidson-Park, City of Adelaide

“The paving was a particularly challenging component of the works, which required both a high attention to detail and a flexible approach to the program.”

– Mark West, Kent Civil