The Western Road is a traditional shopping road that runs from Churchill Square, and the modern Brighton shopping centre with its 85 stores, to Grand Avenue, Hove. Just over a mile long, the Western Road runs parallel with the seafront about a quarter mile away down steeply sloping streets. Lined on both sides with busy restaurants, cafés and bars, antiques, interior design shops, bookshops and specialist food shops, late-night stores and takeaways the Road is also a major bus route connecting the centres of Brighton and Hove.
There is no kerb between the roadway and pavement along most of the southern edge of the Western Road so rainwater run-off has to be controlled otherwise the pavement and shops could be easily flooded. Surface water can overshoot a slotted grating and annoyingly flood the area beyond the drainage channel. To answer this tricky problem on the Western Road, where it meets Montpelier Road, Hauraton supplied their FASERFIX® KS 200 channels fitted with GUGI® ductile iron grating where transverse ribs running along its length create a mesh effect so increasing the intake cross-section and effectively diverting water into the channel.
The company’s FASERFIX® KS Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) channel was chosen as buses HGV’s, delivery vehicles and cars constantly cross along the length of the channel run. The channel system is particularly good at resisting this type of longitudinal wear especially when fitted with the GUGI® Class E600 grating.
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