The second edition of this case study highlights the impact of concrete block permeable paving as an irrigation source, sustaining street trees and green infrastructure, following a site visit some 5-years after completion. Its low-intervention, thin overlay technology enables sustainable reuse of conventional road bases and their embodied carbon, creating attractive, safe shared-surfaces. Capturing rainwater…

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This project in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire demonstrates that SuDS work and should cost less than conventional piped drainage in terms of construction, maintenance and whole-life costs. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving with minimal maintenance requirements – and lower whole-life costs.

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This document provides a comprehensive illustration of the engineering design process set out in Sections 6 – 10 of ‘Design & Construction of Concrete Block Pavements’, Edition 7:2018.

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A new case study is available exploring the transformative power for housing of inspired hard landscape design. Covering a 6 year period, it revisits the phased regeneration of Orchard Village – previously known as the Mardyke Estate – in east London, master-planned and designed by PRP.

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