Client: George Wimpey Homes
Type of works: supply and installation of Aquaflow permeable paving and Chartres paving.
In 2006, Aquaflow permeable paving and Chartres paving was used at the George Wimpey prestigious Manor Grove site in Tavistock, Devon. An area in excess of 2000 sq m of paving has been installed on site to-date, providing car parking areas and roadways across the development.
Manor Grove is a beautiful development close to the historic town of Tavistock consisting of two, three and four bedroom homes, all with garages, combining luxury and style with design-led kitchens, en-suites and bathrooms.
With current climate change issues, George Wimpey was keen to use permeable paving to ensure rainfall and rainwater runoff could be controlled in an environmentally efficient and sustainable way. Both the Aquaflow permeable pavers and the Chartres large blocks provide a sustainable and affordable paving system for the adopted and private roadways, as well as parking areas.
The Manor Grove project has benefited from a sustainable paving solution with high importance placed on the environmental aspects of urban development and climate impact. The installation comprised the Aquaflow Aquasett Traditional large block variant with an infiltration system. The Chartres range is manufactured with an Olden finish and has been specifically designed for use in conservation areas or where architectural heritage is a consideration. The cottage-style housing favoured the Pennant variant with its attractive Charcoal and Natural Grey finish, which blended well with the Aquaflow products.
The Aquaflow permeable brand and sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) provides an affordable solution to the challenges of stormwater disposal and treatment, water conservation, recycling and reuse. At the George Wimpey site, the system allows rain to infiltrate through a permeable concrete block paved surface into a unique stone sub-base where it is cleaned, by filtration and microbial action, before being released in a controlled manner into sewers or water courses, or infiltrated directly into the sub-grade.