Orchard Village Regeneration, London
This case study explores the phased, £80 million regeneration of Orchard Village (previously known as the Mardyke Estate) in east London, master-planned and designed by PRP. It provides a snapshot of the project in 2012. Photos of the completed Phase 1 (with Phase 2 under construction) sit alongside PRP’s initial and later design drawings, demonstrating how the master-plan is being realised.
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Wauchope Square, Craigmillar, Edinburgh – Revisit 2012
An expanded and updated case study looking at how the first stages in the regeneration of the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh – previously the fourth most deprived area in Scotland – are developing on the ground. Craigmillar also includes the first concrete block permeable paving to be adopted by a local authority in Scotland.
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PRP Architects Projects
This case study – updated with 2012 site visits - looks at how precast concrete paving, including permeable paving, forms an important part of the hard landscaping palette of a major multi-disciplinary practice involved with a diversity of projects.
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DIY Streets - Turnpike Lane London
This case study considers an initiative to provide long lasting, low cost improvements to an established residential area of north London. An essential component of the project is the use of precast concrete paving with a limited palette of colours and styles to establish local character and influence the way that drivers behave.
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Permeable Paving Case Study – SuDS in Cambridgeshire – Comparing Costs and Performance
The Lamb Drove SuDS Monitoring project in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, is important for a number of reasons. Perhaps most importantly, it demonstrates that SuDS work and should cost less than conventional piped drainage in terms of initial, maintenance and whole-life costs. In fact, the project is cited in Defra’s Consultation on The National Standards for SuDS in those terms. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving and suggests much longer maintenance intervals – and lower whole-life costs – than currently applied.
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Permeable Paving Case Study – Adoption in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire County Council has taken a positive and pragmatic approach to adopting streets and other areas using concrete block permeable paving for some 15 years. This case study discusses lessons learnt from this extensive experience, which will help to reassure and inform other authorities including ‘SuDS Approving Bodies’, and demonstrates the long-term successful application of this important Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) technique.
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Accordia Housing Cambridge
Accordia is a substantial, award winning housing project on the edge of central Cambridge. Its importance lies in its demonstration that it is possible for a volume house-builder to support high quality architecture and urban design. Following on from our original 2009 case study, Interpave revisited Accordia to review progress on later phases.
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RBA case study
This case study shows that there is more to concrete block permeable paving than just meeting the latest legislative demands to help reduce flooding. It can also provide a controlled source of clean water as a sustainable amenity for landscaping, ecology and water harvesting, as a leading SuDS specialist has demonstrated on a range of projects.
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Permeable Paving Projects – Concrete Block Permeable Pavement Case Studies - UPDATED EDITION
With concrete block permeable paving growing rapidly in popularity this document considers use of the technology on a variety of different projects. Since its publication, more examples have also been covered in Case Studies (listed above).
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Efficient Design for Safe Construction using Precast Concrete Kerbs
Interpave has been actively involved with the Health and Safety Executive’s initiative to reduce respiratory disease. Interpave manufacturer members offer a range of kerb solutions to the HSE requirement for a hierarchical ‘AMC’ approach -
Control dust generation during cutting
This approach is clearly demonstrated in a Case Study which can be downloaded below.
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Concrete Block Permeable Pavements - FAQ and additional technical advice
A Permeable Paving Forum has been established and if you have specific questions on permeable pavements and want to join the debate, contact Interpave now: click here. A regularly updated FAQ document reflects designer’s questions enabling them to make wider use of the technology with confidence.
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Case Study In Engineered Interlocking Concrete Pavement
Hong Kong International Airport represents the largest single airfield installation of interlocking concrete pavement using state-of-the-art design and construction.
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Listing of British Standards for Precast Concrete Paving and Kerbs
Updated version, December 2010.
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Initial Construction Costs for Various Pavement and Drainage Options
This is the full report from Scott Wilson comparing construction costs of conventional and permeable concrete block paving with other materials in a wide range of applications. For a summary of this important research click here.
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Whole Life Cost Analysis for Various Pavement and Drainage Options
This is the second full report from Scott Wilson comparing costs of conventional and permeable concrete block paving with other materials in a wide range of applications. For a summary of this important research click here.
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The Performance of Geotextiles in Concrete Block Permeable Pavements - Literature Review
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Papers and proceedings from various international conferences can be found on the Small Element Pavement Technologists website.