The installation of over 6,500sq metres of Aquaflow™ permeable block paving was specified as part of a multi-million pound regeneration project in Minehead, Somerset. The county council led redevelopment includes modern workspaces for business, retail opportunities, a 110-space car park and a viewing area for the new West Somerset Railway turntable.
Sustainability and protecting the environment were key issues for Somerset County council. A wide range of Formpave’s products were specified for the project to provide environmentally friendly and economically viable paving solutions throughout the development. Aquasett, EcoGranite, Chartres edging, Cornish edging and Tactile paving have been installed in the car parking areas and access roads at the extensive site, offering a practical and hard wearing surface whilst providing an aesthetically pleasing finish.
It was essential that the paving on this project looked attractive and was in keeping with the area. It was equally important that a permeable paving and SUDS solution was used in a low lying flood risk area. Installing both the Aquaflow system to prevent flooding and EcoGranite as a ‘green’ solution, a truly environmentally friendly paving was achieved.
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