Hanson Formpave, UK manufacturer of specialist concrete products, has supplied over 2,700m2 of its permeable paving system, AquaflowTM for the regeneration of the Grand Parade in Cape Town. The Parade is to become a Big Screen FanZone for 2010 World Cup.
With its ability to deal with extreme volumes of water as well as its environmentally friendly qualities, the Aquaflow permeable paving was installed using an infiltration system; so that the water is filtered, cleaned – to a pH neutral standard before being released in a controlled manner back into the natural underground streams descending from Table Mountain and then on into Table Bay Harbour. This then avoids sewer and drainage overflow and helps to prevent flood conditions, ideal for the erratic and temperamental weather conditions of Cape Town.
Steve Spikes, development manager from Hanson Formpave told The Landscaper : “This was an excellent and challenging opportunity for Inca Brick. We have installed Aquaflow on countless projects across the UK and with the aid and support of our licensees we are now able to reach a much wider audience. As a global initiative the installation of permeable paving is not just a short term solution, simply providing an aesthetically pleasing surface it has numerable benefits for the future tackling the issue of flood water, CSOs, run-off, storm-water and water quality. The Grand Parade is no exception”.
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