Bringing permeable paving expertise to a social housing development

Project: New Housing Development
Client: Jack Lunn Construction for Synergy Housing
Product: Road – Omega Flow 80mm Brindle, Driveways – Omega Flow 60mm Brindle

Brett worked closely with contractor Jack Lunn Construction on the paving design for the Stump Cross social housing development in Pontefract, West Yorkshire for their client Synergy Housing.

Early on it was decided that only a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) would work for the access road in this housing development.

This was because the existing drainage infrastructure was already working close to its capacity and would not be able to cope with any additional run off from this, or any other new, developments.

However due to the planned high density of this housing project, SuDS devices such as swales and ponds would not be feasible as there was insufficient available space. A permeable pavement was therefore chosen as there is no additional land take involved, making it the most cost effective solution.

Fortunately, site investigations found that the permeability of the sub-grade was good enough for System A to be used whereby water could be allowed to infiltrate totally into the sub-grade rather than discharging into the nearby surface water drainage system.

Brett also worked with Jack Lunn to design a ‘service strip’ to feed individual plots with gas, water and electricity.

Rob Martin of Jack Lunn Construction said “a close working relationship with Brett helped ensure the project ran smoothly and came in at a comparable cost to traditional paving.”

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