An important new case study explores urban realm regeneration projects in Tottenham, London. It exemplifies the growing potential of concrete block permeable paving in the hands of innovative designers to deliver SuDS and optimise synergy with street trees to address climate change. At White Hart Lane, a pilot designed using ‘Healthy Streets’ principles, extensive concrete…

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White Hart Lane Case Study

An important new case study explores urban realm regeneration projects in Tottenham, London. It exemplifies the growing potential of concrete block permeable paving in the hands of innovative designers to deliver SuDS and optimise synergy with street trees to address climate change. At White Hart Lane, a pilot designed using ‘Healthy Streets’ principles, extensive concrete…

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Low-intervention permeable paving overlays can transform worn-out paving and deliver SuDS, green infrastructure and healthy streets. To understand how, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the unique characteristics and attributes of modular concrete paving generally. Concrete Block Paving This long-established technology is based on high-strength, interlocking units installed with granular material filled joints and laying course.…

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Extensive new tree planting with provision for long-term maintenance is now a requirement for developments, with new government policies taking effect. Concrete block permeable paving offers an important opportunity to help satisfy these requirements with minimal maintenance requirements over the long-term. The 2021 ‘National Planning Policy Framework’ (NPPF) states: ‘Planning policies and decisions should ensure…

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The pandemic has heralded a fundamental rethink of our public realm showing that a fresh approach is needed to designing the spaces between buildings with multifunctional and long-life but adaptable solutions, ready to meet climate change requirements. Apart from temporary measures for social distancing, the pandemic has accelerated implementation of issues raised in the past…

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A new case study highlights the impact of concrete block permeable paving as an irrigation source, sustaining street trees and green infrastructure. The award-winning Bridget Joyce Square in Australia Road, White City, London, is a sustainable drainage (SuDS) park with community at its heart and an exemplar for future urban landscapes. The scheme won ‘Winner…

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Australia Road Case Study

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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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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A recent GLA report highlights the damage caused by vehicle pollution in road and surface water drainage to our rivers and streams. Concrete block permeable paving offers the obvious starting point to address this growing problem.  Pollution is present and can build up on all hard surfaces used by vehicles (including electric), from motorways to…

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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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