Brett Landscaping collaborated with civil engineers BDP on infrastructure work for Bradford’s new £19 million Enterprise Zone.
The project aimed to address traffic speed reduction, drainage, and biodiversity challenges.
With heavy goods traffic expected to increase significantly, BDP needed a solution to reduce the carriageway width, slowing down HGVs on the upcoming busy industrial road. They required a central reservation design incorporating a Vehicle Restraint System.
To meet the design requirements, BDP specified Brett’s Trief GST2A kerbs – the only containment kerb in the UK independently tested for impact protection. Additionally, we manufactured bespoke units in the Brett production plant, reducing manual handling and minimising on-site hazards.
As part of our commitment to sustainability and biodiversity, a ‘wild meadow’ covered central reservation was implemented.
We provided design advice for maintenance access ramps and recommended an innovative drainage solution. By utilising sacks of geotextile filled with free-draining aggregate, water was able to collect behind the kerbs and filter through factory controlled, pre-drilled core holes, preventing soil erosion.
The solution enabled excess water on the central reservation to flow through the kerbs and drain away via the downstream gully, reducing hydrostatic pressure build-up.
The project was successfully completed in June 2022 at the Parry Lane Enterprise Zone in Bradford.
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