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Submit your paving project now for the Interpave Project Gallery and potential Case Study document. Email a short description and 5 photos to: editor@paving.org.uk

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TRAFALGAR PLACE, ELEPHANT & CASTLE, LONDON

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.

A new case study is available here.

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LONDON CYCLE SUPER HIGHWAY, CS2

This latest phase makes extensive use of an innovative, precast concrete kerb segregation system, specially designed and manufactured by an Interpave member for
enhanced safety and time-saving installation.

A new case study will be available shortly.

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PARKSIDE CIVIC CENTRE, BROMSGROVE

Concrete block and flag permeable paving define this multifunctional SuDS scheme that celebrates water, with flow control chambers to ensure full infiltration potential.

This project is included in Innovations with SuDS Hard Landscape available here.

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FLEETWOOD CRESCENT, PETERBOROUGH

Concrete block permeable paved drives, parking and adopted roads handle roof water as well, with flow control chambers limiting discharge to sewers.
View a video dramatically demonstrating the performance of permeable paving >>

A new case study will be available shortly.

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AUSTRALIA ROAD, LONDON

Innovative urban regeneration with SuDS, serving a school and making extensive use of concrete block permeable paving laid over an existing road base. This collects rainwater and gradually discharges it horizontally into planted basins.

This project is included in Innovations with SuDS Hard Landscape available here.

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BEWDLEY SCHOOL, WORCESTERSHIRE

Around this new school, standard precast concrete units form rills handling rainwater from conventional concrete block paving and roofs – some via animated water features.
An integral part of the landscape design, some rills are planted and feed rain-gardens and other SuDS features.

This project is included in Innovations with SuDS Hard Landscape available here.

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HAZELEY ACADEMY, MILTON KEYNES

Designed by Robert Bray Associates, a comprehensive SuDS scheme serving this purpose-built school optimises concrete block permeable paving. Designed in terraced compartments with flow control, the permeable paving supplies a steady flow of clean water to ponds, demonstrably enhancing wildlife habitats.

A new case study is available here.

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BROWNFIELD ESTATE, LONDON - UPDATE

With later phases just completed, PRP’s public realm regeneration at the east London Brownfield estate, makes extensive use of colourful precast concrete paving. Brownfield includes modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger’s listed, ‘brutalist’ concrete high-rise blocks – including Balfron Tower - from the late 60’s and early ‘70s.

An updated case study is available here.

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ORCHARD VILLAGE REGENERATION, LONDON - UPDATE

High quality precast concrete paving continues to play a major role in recent phases of the transformation of east London’s Orchard Village - formerly the Mardyke Estate - into a sustainable, safe and attractive community. A simple palette of hard landscaping materials defines the road hierarchy, including shared surfaces, and creates a language that will unify the whole site. Concrete block permeable paving is used extensively throughout the project adjacent to the River Beam and its country park.

The 2012 case study is available here. An updated case study will be available shortly.

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BRADFIELD SCHOOL

Mixed colour concrete block paving, using three different unit sizes, sets a natural tone for the hard landscaping of this new, state of the art school, in a sensitive location on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

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CORBY

Precast concrete paving around Corby’s new, award-winning train station picks up a blue theme synonymous with the town, while reflecting its railway context with inset stainless steel ‘tracks’. It is planned to extend the paving through to the town centre, forming the ‘Corby Walk’.

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DEACONESS HOUSE

This student housing project for the University of Edinburgh, close to Holyrood Park, is enhanced by concrete block paving with a natural granite aggregate face finish in two contrasting colours. Laying patterns were carefully designed to add visual richness and interest while minimising cutting.

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CLEVELAND

A limited palette of four complementary colours applied to standard concrete block paving, laid in a strong geometric pattern identifies and enlivens pedestrian areas around this large retail unit in Cleveland.

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VISTA MARE

Light coloured, textured granite concrete paving, leading up to this dramatic seafront development of apartments in West Worthing, adds to its Art Deco-inspired maritime theme.

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WOOD LANE

Hard landscape around this purpose-built accommodation for postgraduate students of Imperial College London achieves the client brief for a public realm of the highest quality. The enhanced finish concrete block paving also meets a requirement for products with A+ or A ‘Green Guide’ sustainability ratings.

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ABODE, CAMBRIDGE

Concrete block permeable paving is used extensively as part of the SuDS scheme at the new Abode housing south of Cambridge. Architects Proctor & Matthews’ design was the Winner of the Housing Design Awards 2014.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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UPTON, NORTHAMPTON

An important community development and intended as a SuDS exemplar, Upton makes extensive use of precast concrete paving to define its character. Concrete block permeable paving is used within courtyards and for school parking and service areas. However, it could also have been used elsewhere in place of conventional block paving
as an effective SuDS source control, attenuating flows into the prominent swales.

The National SuDS Conference on 24th and 25th June will include a site visit to the Upton SuDS.

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SEVEN ACRES, CAMBRIDGE

Seven Acres is a new community of Scandinavian-style, energy efficient homes in Trumpington, 15 minutes from Cambridge city centre on the new, guided bus system. The project is defined by a central village green and, as with the other new developments in the area, it makes extensive use of precast concrete paving – including permeable.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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KINGSMERE, BICESTER, OXFORDSHIRE

The first phase of this South West Bicester development (close to the proposed Eco Town) is now well underway. It provides another example of Oxfordshire County Council’s robust approach to adopting permeable paving (as at Great Western Park Didcot). Extensive areas of concrete block permeable paving also drain adjacent conventional block paving. Rustic finish concrete kerbs set flush are used to delineate public/private spaces and service crossings are clearly signalled with conventional block paving within permeable areas.

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THE EAST VILLAGE, STRATFORD, LONDON

The East Village – formerly the Olympic Athletes Village – is one of the most significant new urban developments in the UK. High quality precast concrete paving plays a significant role in this purpose-built development of 14 apartment blocks and extensive public realm.

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TRUMPINGTON MEADOWS, CAMBRIDGE

Located 2 miles from the city centre, Trumpington Meadows will become one of the key residential developments in the Cambridge area, delivering 1200 new homes towards the city’s future growth. Precast concrete paving is already playing a key role in helping to define local character in the early phases.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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NOVO, GREAT KNEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE

Novo is the gateway and first stage in the development of Great Kneighton which over the coming years will bring new homes, schools, shops, offices, a community and health centre, library and central transport hub to south Cambridge. It makes extensive use of concrete block – including permeable – paving.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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ST GEORGE’S PRIMARY SCHOOL , KIDDERMINSTER

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.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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GREENDYKES NORTH, CRAIGMILLAR, EDINBURGH

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.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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DIY STREETS - TURNPIKE LANE LONDON

The DIY Streets programme aims to empower local communities to develop tangible, sustainable and long lasting improvements within existing neighbourhoods. An essential component of the project is the use of precast concrete paving with a limited palette of colours and styles to establish local character and influence the way that drivers behave.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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GREAT WESTERN PARK, DIDCOT

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 3,300 new homes and related facilities. The use of concrete block permeable paving is an essential part of an integrated sustainable drainage system (SuDS) management train throughout this major new development.

An Interpave case study is available here.

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WAUCHOPE SQUARE, CRAIGMILLAR

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.