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Permeable Paving for Trees

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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Optimising Permeable Paving

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 land-take.

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Paving for Change

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 and…

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Lamb Drove Case Study Post

Case Study Confirms that SuDS Cost Less

Interpave’s new case study revisits an important monitoring project – after some 13-years of use – which demonstrates that SuDS work over the long-term and should cost less than conventional piped drainage, both initially and in terms of maintenance. It also highlights the robust performance of concrete block permeable paving, with minimal maintenance requirement and lower whole-life costs.

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Flood Expo 2019

Looking Forward with Permeable Paving and SuDS

During the forthcoming Flood Expo event, the trade association Interpave will be presenting an essential update on concrete block permeable paving for SuDS. The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services and strategies that transform the way flooding…

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Supporting SuDS

Interpave will be supporting and exhibiting at the SuDSsource 2019 National Sustainable Drainage Conference in Sheffield on 15th May, focusing on concrete block permeable paving as a key SuDS technique. Interpave has also just published a comprehensive example document illustrating the engineering design process set out in its latest edition of ‘Design & Construction of…

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Celebrating Award-Winning SuDS

Interpave will be celebrating the work of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) designers Robert Bray Associates on the British Precast stand G44 at Futurebuild, London Excel, from 5th – 7th March.

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Essential Permeable Paving for SuDS Guide

Interpave has published the new Edition 7 of its definitive guidance document ‘Design and Construction of Concrete Block Permeable Pavements’, now available to download. Concrete Block Permeable Paving (CBPP) technology has proven itself over decades of successful use in the UK and around the world – notably in Germany since the mid-1980s. Experience of CBPP…

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Transformative Paving

A new case study is available exploring the transformative power 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. The case study features application of a restrained palette of precast concrete…

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Winning with Permeable Paving

An exemplary sustainable drainage (SuDS) scheme – designed by SuDS consultants and landscape architects Robert Bray Associates, and featuring innovative applications of concrete block permeable paving – has won the top prize at the 2017 Landscape Institute Awards. Bridget Joyce Square in Australia Road, White City, London, is a SuDS park with community at its…

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