Project: Surbiton Health Centre and Lime Tree Primary School
Client: Farncombe Construction
Product: Alpha Flow/ Omega Flow/ Yorktone Kerb
This new development, which comprises Surbiton Health Centre and Lime Tree Primary School, is situated on the grounds of an old hospital. Brett was contacted by the site contractors, Farncombe Construction, to help enhance the revamped facilities in a way that took into account the site’s drainage needs and made best use of the site space by incorporating a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS).
After initial investigations and various ‘what if’ alternatives, created using their unique PermCalc permeable paving design and costing software package, Brett Landscaping recommended a combination of Alpha Flow and Omega Flow permeable paving complemented by decorative kerbs. Brett also manufactured a bespoke flat block kerb to deliver the optimum solution for the project’s requirements.
The modern design of Brett Alpha Flow permeable paving, which has tumbled edges to provide a durable, aesthetically pleasing solution, together with Omega Flow’s classic rectangular block profile, enabled Farncombe Construction to meet the SuDS requirements of the installation without compromising on aesthetic appearance.
During the design process, Brett also suggested redesigning the kerb line and paved areas to make better use of the space, as well as proposing amendments to the original design spec to achieve the best combination of products.
The finished design is intended to help with inspiring patients and pupils. All too often this is regarded as simply about what goes on indoors: in reality, the design of outdoor spaces is widely recognised as helping in the healing process as well as stimulating creativity at school.
Brett Landscaping is delighted to have brought its design flair to the project, confirming the value of concrete paving products in creating beautiful and functional public spaces.
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