Interpave’s latest case study re-visits the Martlesham Park & Ride project in Suffolk. Following 17-years of continuous use, it assesses the long-term performance of concrete block permeable paving (CBPP) and also its important benefits for urban trees. Completed in 2003, the project utilised 14,000 m2 of CBPP for circulation, parking and pedestrian areas. It was one of…

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This project re-visit after 17-years continuous use assesses the long-term performance of permeable paving and its important benefits for urban trees. It was one of three older projects where field tests were undertaken by an Interpave member which demonstrated that, despite receiving no specific maintenance to improve permeability, concrete block permeable paving still provided infiltration…

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A video interview with the original designer of Martlesham Park and Ride, Suffolk – one of the projects involved in the recent trials discussed in our Latest Post – reveals major benefits of concrete block permeable paving (CBPP) for trees and other green infrastructure. Constructed in 2003, this large out-of-town car park receives regular daily…

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Recent trials of various, older concrete block permeable paving projects following long-term use back-up previous research, endorse current minimal maintenance recommendations and debunk misconceptions about clogging up of joints. Concrete Block Permeable Paving (CBPP) technology has proven itself over successful use around the world since the mid-1980s. Two decades of experience in the UK has…

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Modular concrete paving meets today’s Modern Methods of Construction ethos for engineered and prefabricated products, and the increasing use of efficient, fully mechanised site processes enhances the benefits. A new guidance document has just been published on the detailed design and installation of modular concrete paving, covering block paving, flags and kerbs. Concrete block paving…

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Outdoor space has taken on a fundamental importance with Covid-19 and a fresh approach is needed to designing and selecting paving to meet a wide range of new requirements. Multifunctionality, sustainability and the ability to deliver changing needs over time are key to paving today. Apart from social distancing measures directly related to Covid-19 itself,…

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https://www.paving.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Optimising_permeable_paving_with_flow_control_CPD_720p.mp4 A new CPD webinar – presented by Bob Bray of Robert Bray Associates, with over 20-years’ experience in SuDS and landscape design – explores how straightforward flow controls can optimise permeable paving and SuDS. It covers techniques including water storage in paving compartments deployed around a site, to integrate SuDS within development and avoid…

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Several longer-term, wider issues considered important for some time – but left on the back-burner – are now re-surfacing, with the pandemic acting as a catalyst accelerating action. In particular, there is a new drive for walking and cycling to reduce obesity, and also address pollution and climate change resulting from car travel. The focus…

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https://www.paving.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reinstatement_Video.mp4 During the pandemic, outdoor space has taken on a new importance. But, apart from temporary measures directly related to Covid 19 itself, the pandemic has also triggered a fundamental rethink about other aspects of how we live and work, with major implications for our public realm and the paved environment. The future is uncertain…

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Expanded and updated 26th June 2020 Announced in May, the government’s post-pandemic investment package for cycling and walking provides a unique opportunity to transform the streets and public spaces of our towns and cities. Established and innovative new techniques – using modular concrete paving systems – offer adaptable, low-intervention, retrofit solutions to these new challenges,…

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