With the recent completion of public realm regeneration at the east London Brownfield Estate, Interpave has substantially updated its case study on this exemplary project. Brownfield includes modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger’s listed, ‘brutalist’ concrete high-rise blocks – including Balfron Tower – from the late 60’s and early ’70s.

Read More

This case study demonstrates how concrete block permeable paved drives, parking and adopted roads can store and treat runoff from all the hard surfaces on a typical new housing development without any additional land-take or other SuDS features.

Read More

This case study examines the latest innovation in kerbs designed to protect cyclists in cities. Initially developed for the London CS2 cycleway extension, the latest generation of precast concrete cycleway segregation kerb units has also been used as part of the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme.

Read More

Interpave’s 2015 revisit explores the successful long-term use of concrete block permeable paving around a state-of-the-art secondary school and its benefits for wildlife. It demonstrates the use of terraced compartments using flow control chambers and straightforward, non-specialised maintenance of concrete block permeable paving.

Read More

A pictorial tour around several linked developments in this growth area of the city. It focuses on the role of precast concrete paving – including permeable pavements as part of SuDS – in helping to define each area’s character, integrated with architectural design and master-planning.

Read More

This RIBA Award winning school displays an exemplary approach to sustainable drainage, with a SuDS and landscape scheme integrated into the overall project from the very start. Solving complex issues, the drainage scheme utilises several SuDS techniques – including concrete block permeable paving – within a fully developed management train.

Read More

This important regeneration project in Edinburgh shows how shared space brings together all street users, including drivers, as part of the social world. The deliberate integration of traffic with other social activities reduces speeds and improves the relationship between pedestrians, cyclists and traffic. Precast concrete paving plays a key role – used to define areas and reduce speeds without signage – making external surfaces integral to the architectural design.

Read More

Great Western Park is being developed on 160 Ha of essentially greenfield land to the immediate west of Didcot. Once complete, it will increase the urban area of Didcot by around 20%, eventually providing 3,000 new homes and related facilities. The use of concrete block permeable paving is an essential part of an intergrated sustainable drainage system (SuDS) management train throughout this major new development.

Read More

Interpave has published a new case study exploring the public realm at Trafalgar Place London, shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize.

Read More