Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, a secret base for code-breakers during the Second World War, has undergone an £8 million restoration, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The formerly derelict wartime Codebreaking building, Block C, has been transformed into a vibrant Visitor Centre. In addition, the iconic Codebreaking Huts 3 and 6 have been sympathetically restored for visitors to experience how it was to work in wartime Bletchley Park. Finally, the landscape has been returned to its 1940’s appearance enabling visitors to step back in time.
In order to prevent dirt and moisture from being carried into the building by foot and wheeled traffic, Gradus’ Esplanade 1500 primary barrier matting in closed construction with PVC wipers has been installed at the main entrance to the Visitors Centre. Five further mats, in closed construction with Boulevard 1500 polypropylene wipers in Tempestas (black), have been fitted at additional entrances.
Gradus’ Esplanade 1500 primary barrier matting provides an effective surface for the removal of dirt and moisture, helping to improve safety by reducing the risk of slip accidents.
Karen Burman, Marketing Product Manager for Gradus, adds: “We are honored to have been involved in the restoration of such a historically significant site. The men and women of Bletchley are credited with bringing an early end to the Second World War by cracking the German’s Enigma machine.
“The matting system in place will not only increase public safety and prolong the lifecycle of surrounding floorcoverings, but will also enhance the appearance of the entrance to the Visitor Centre, creating a clean, smart and welcoming first impression.
“Esplanade 1500 can be specified in open, closed or scraper construction and is a durable yet low-maintenance matting system ideal for a variety of internal applications subject to heavy foot and medium wheeled traffic.”
For further information on the full range of floorcoverings and accessories available from Gradus, please contact 01625 428922 or visit www.gradusworld.com