National Trust / English Heritage Car Parking

National Trust and English Heritage properties across the UK attract millions of visitors each year. A sustainable solution for their car parks is important to minimise damage to the environment and grounds. The increased surface water run-off caused by hard landscaped car park surfaces such as asphalt and concrete means that a drainage system needs to be installed to manage stormwater.

The use of a recycled plastic paving grid provides a permeable surface for gravel or grass car parking areas. Porous plastic pavers allow rainwater to free-drain through into the sub-soil, helping to limit surface water run-off. A grass car park is also a more aesthetic solution for such visitor attractions. With the correct construction a permeable paving grid system can form part of sustainable urban drainage system.

Typical applications

ABG supply the following products that are suitable for stabilising grass or gravel car parks:

Sudspave Permeable Paving Grids

Sudspave is a permeable paving system of interlocking cellular plastic porous pavers designed for the stabilisation of trafficked gravel or grass surfaces.

       

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Pavers

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. With a gravel fill, the plastic grids provide a structural surface for cars, trucks, coaches and HGV parking applications. A grass fill is suitable for parking bays, lay-bys and fire access routes at visitor attractions.

Grass Reinforcement

Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high performance mesh-element reinforced rootzone system. It provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications.

For sustainable parking solutions at English Heritage, National Trust or private visitor attractions, contact the ABG technical team to discuss how a grass or gravel car park solution can meet your requirements.

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