Grammar School head takes design lead for Brett paving project

Project: Roads and pavements
Client: Chase Grammar School, Cannock
Product: Brett Omega and Alpha Paving
Size: 3,000m2


Brett Landscaping has successfully enabled a Headmaster to pave his way to the successful installation of an impressive 3,000m2 of road and footpath paving using Brett paving products at Chase Grammar School in Cannock. The new paving significantly improves the school’s previous expanse of tarmac and will help accommodate its expanding pupil intake which has nearly tripled in recent years.

Architectural practice, J. Mason Associates of Cannock, combined the paving with an attractive landscaped vista. Effective site drainage was essential to the success of the paving scheme, the design therefore incorporated gentle slopes leading into a central flower bed containing pin oak and landscaped side beds which enable surface water to drain from upper areas.

School Head and former engineer Mark Ellse, then oversaw the complete design, supply, modification and completion of this unique paving project which successfully divides the space and offers visual definition, while also providing intuitive traffic guidance.

Supplied through builders’ merchant, Ranton Building Supplies, the paving design combines the classic Omega rectangular block with the traditional feel of tumbled Alpha in Autumn Gold to deliver the right visual solution. Functionality is assured by the use of 60mm paving for pedestrian areas and thicker 80mm blocks for the site roads.

The final word goes to Mar Ellse “The tumbled finish of the Alpha paving supplied by Brett instantly conveys the feeling of maturity and delivers a finished result that has transformed the school’s exterior superbly, with parents and pupils astonished by the transformation!”.

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