SuDS Permeable Paving

HGV Parking Area, Truckcell, Red Lion Truckstop, M1/J16, Harpole, UK

Project Information

Client:Sadrudin & Sons
Contractor:B & E Construction
Product:Truckcell 80 Heavy Duty Permeable Paving Grids
Gridtex Type 2 Geogrid
Terrex NW9 Geotextile
Quantity:8,000m2 Truckcell
Benefits:- Rapid installation
- Lighter weight and cheaper than
comparable concrete surfaces
- Resistant to cracking
- Permeable, durable surface
- High load bearing capacity, <60t
gross weight/ 10t wheel load


Project Description

Red Lion Truck Stop is situated on the A45 Weedon Road, just off junction 16 of the M1. The truck stop has been well established for many years, famed for its good food, friendly staff and clean facilities.

Due to the truck stop’s success, the high volume of HGV traffic had resulted in the deterioration of the parking area.

As part of the client’s redevelopment and extension plans, a new, more durable and sustainable HGV parking area was required.

The existing Red Lion Truck Stop car park just becamce a muddy mess in rain

The truck stop HGV parking area prior to installation showing evidence of muddy puddles and dust.

The Challenge

The original HGV parking surface was subject to muddy potholes and erosion and needed routinely repairing with road stone.

This material would be expensive to remove and dispose of off-site, so a cost effective re-use solution was required.

Site investigations indicated subgrade strengths less than CBR 5% and a capping layer was installed prior to the sub-base construction.

To prevent further issues with deformation, erosion, surface ponding and mud, a durable, heavy duty permeable paving system was required to support intensive HGV vehicle loadings and turning stresses on a 24/7 basis.

A permeable SuDS surface was important to enable rainwater to infiltrate into the sub-base and drain to attenuation tanks. Speed of installation was essential in order to minimise the time the parking area was out of commission and the significant associated costs.

The Solution

ABG’s technical team advised that existing site-won materials could be crushed and screened for the capping layer, saving significant transport and tipping costs. ABG Gridtex Type 2 was specified as a reinforcement and separation layer for the capping element of the design. A drained DOT Type 1 aggregate provided structural subbase and was covered by a layer of ABG Terrex NW9, a non-woven, zero breakthrough head geotextile, providing filtration/separation. ABG Truckcell 80 was then bedded on a regulating layer of clean angular aggregate and filled with clean angular stone. Truckcell has an established track record as a surface for high load bearing, intensive traffic applications. It is easily and rapidly installed, which allowed the upgrade to be carried out during the Christmas period when truck movements were at a minimum. Truckcell heavy-duty permeable pavers was a key factor in returning the area to fully operational parking within the targeted time and at significantly reduced costs compared to concrete.

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The ABG Service

ABG provided full design support and advice, technical calculations and site visits throughout the installation.

Contact ABG today to discuss your permeable paving project specific requirements and discover how ABG past experience and innovative products can help on your project.

Installing the ABG TruckcellInstalling the ABG Truckcell
Truckcell being filled with porous angular aggregate.Truckcell being filled with porous angular aggregate.
Cutting Truckcell to sizeCutting Truckcell to size
Heavy Duty Permeable HGV ParkingHeavy Duty Permeable HGV Parking
Well drained permeable truckstop HGV parkingWell drained permeable truckstop HGV parking


Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Paver

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. The permeable paver can be filled with topsoil and seeded or with gravel to provide a structural surface for HGV traffic, trucks, coaches and fork-lift trucks.

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Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Paver

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. The permeable paver can be filled with topsoil and seeded or with gravel to provide a structural surface for HGV traffic, trucks, coaches and fork-lift trucks.

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