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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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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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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Orchard Village Case Study

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. The case study features application of a restrained palette…

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A case study is available. Around 3,500m2 of precast concrete block and flag paving, featuring enhanced surfaces and exposed granite aggregates, defines the urban landscape of this exceptional residential project, shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize. Download Case Study here.

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A diversity of enhanced finish precast concrete paving, with a high percentage of recycled and reclaimed material, has been used throughout the new Manchester Metropolitan University campus which prides itself on sustainability.

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A case study is available. Precast concrete paving, including permeable pavements, define the character of a major regeneration project in Edinburgh. The wide range of concrete block paving products available today proved invaluable to provide different textures and scales, using varying unit sizes, shapes and patterns. An Interpave case study is available here.

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