Grassed Access Routes & Parking

HGV Service Routes & Overflow Parking, Advanced Turf System - Cambridge Eddington, UK

Client Cambridge University
Designer BDP Landscape Architects

Willerby Landscapes


Advanced Turf – Reinforced Grass


1,600 m²

  • Alternative to hard standing access routes
  • Extends and enhances green space
  • Free draining, natural grass pavement

Project Description

The Eddington Development is the largest capital project in the history of Cambridge University. Named after renowned astronomer and physicist Sir Arthur Eddington, it is designed to alleviate overcrowding and rising prices in Cambridge.

Designed with high sustainability specifications for a healthy and environmentally conscious community, Eddington has infrastructure for walking and cycling and includes extensive green open spaces, renewable energy systems, rainwater harvesting/reuse and waste recycling. The project combines 3,000 dwellings and 2,000 student bed spaces and includes all community and sports facilities on the 150 hectare site.

The Challenge

The high level of environmental landscape design required a trafficable reinforced natural grass alternative to block paving or plastic cellular paving to enable them to extend and enhance green space.

The Solution

The ABG Advanced Turf System (ATS) provided the solution in various applications, including grassed overflow parking in place of impermeable hard paving. ATS provides a load-bearing, free-draining and discreetly reinforced, SuDS compliant natural grass pavement which resists compaction and rutting.

The ABG Service

BDP Landscape Architects and Willerby Landscapes worked closely with ABG Technicians to develop the cost effective and structural natural grass pavements. ATS is suitable for occasional or infrequent-use traffic applications such as:

  • Fire Lanes
  • Emergency Routes
  • HGV Service or MEWP Access
  • Overflow Parking
  • Events Areas
  • Helipads
  • Walkways
  • Sculptured Slopes

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