Tarmac provided 1000 tonnes of subbase and 600 tonnes of porous asphalt for a Community Centre car park in Bristol.
The design team gathered representatives from the South Bristol Church and Community Trust, the local Primary Care Trust, the Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership and Bristol City Council.
Funded by European grants, Bristol City Council and local charities, the brief for this community project specified delivery of a scheme that would be as sustainable as possible with minimal impact on the local environment.
Design collaboration between all stakeholders resulted in a number of environmentally focused design features.The ULTISuDS system incorporates an in-built weir system, which forms part of the reservoir layer and provides an increased level of storage capacity.
In addition, inlet pipes transfer rainwater from the 2,500m2 roof of the community centre into the porous pavement. The Centre now has the opportunity to draw from the collected and stored grey water supplies and water their landscaped areas.
Early input and collaboration successfully minimised the potential damage to the system caused by the other construction activities.
They attended the site during the closing three weeks of the build programme, ensuring a successful installation and no project overrun.
In keeping with the sustainability challenge, all materials were sourced from local quarries to reduce the haulage impact and cost.
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