SuDS Permeable Paving

Park and Ride, Truckcell, Truro, UK

Project Information

Client:Cornwall Council
Contractor:Cormac Contracting
Consultant:AECOM / Grontmij
Product:Truckcell 80 permeable paving
Terrex NW9 Geotextile
Quantity:700m2
Benefits:- High surface permeability
- Able to withstand regular coach and HGV traffic
- Easy to handle and place
- Cost effective


Project Description

In 2008, Truro opened Cornwall's first permanent park and ride facility to reduce the traffic congestion in the city. Traffic however continued to build and reached 200 cars per day passing through the city to get to the West Park & Ride installation, causing further congestion.

Cornwall County Council therefore created the Truro East Park and Ride facility with 1800 car parking spaces as part of a £9.6M regeneration scheme.

The Challenge

As with the original scheme, the design focused upon the importance of sustainability and enhancing/protecting the local habitat and landscape.

Planning limitations meant that the run-off from the site could not exceed pre-development levels. Cornwall County Council decided to meet this requirement in part though porous paving. Recognising the significant strains imposed on cellular pavers by coach trafficking, the client identified a requirement for a permeable paver system which can cope with frequent overrun by coaches and resist the forces exerted during turning and manoeuvring of heavy vehicles.

The Solution

Truckcell 80 porous paver was chosen as the heavy duty surfacing solution for discrete bus turning / parking areas, with the Terrex NW9 geotextile providing a combined separation and treatment function for the run-off.

Truckcell permeable grids satisfied the planning requirement for a natural finish to the surfacing and it allows effective stormwater treatment within the subbase whilst also reducing the overall depth of construction.

ABG Truckcell with gravel or grass infill overlaying sand and an ABG Terrex geotextile

ABG Truckcell with gravel or grass infill overlaying sand and an ABG Terrex geotextile

Truckcell permeable paving system is a highly effective source control system that manages stormwater runoff in accordance with best practice guidance. A cost effective SuDS compliant porous paving solution that facilitates rapid installation, Truckcell pavers is manufactured from 100% recycled, and recyclable , plastics and is proven to withstand frequent overrun by HGVs, fork lift trucks, coaches, refuse vehicles, fire engines etc. Weighing only 9kgs per paver, Truckcell easily complies with safe manual handling recommendations.

The ABG Service

ABG provided support to all parties to ensure Truckcell offered the right solution for this site. Design advice on edge detailing, jointing, surface friction and subsurface buildup helped solve some challenging technical queries and meet the planning constraints.

Deliveries to site were coordinated with the project program to be there on time without taking up site compound storage space.

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Grassed area blends sympathetically with the landscapeGrassed area blends sympathetically with the landscape
Bus turning areas are permeable ABG Truckcell paversBus turning areas
Permeable grass-filled lay-bysPermeable grass-filled lay-bys
Laying of Truckcell paversEasily handled interlocking blocks rapidly placed across the prepared surface, leaving a flush surface allowing heavy vehicles to turn without causing drag on the blocks
Truckcell assists with achieving surface water absorption equal to pre-development levelsTruckcell assists with achieving surface water absorption equal to pre-development levels


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