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Sudstech Permeable Paving at The Athletes’ Village

A unique SUDS-compliant paving system comprised of recycled car tyres is being used to boost the eco-credentials of landscaping provided at the Olympic Village. The Sudstech system is being used on 460 sq metres of pathways within the residential courtyards of the Athletes’ village.

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Sudstech Boosts Eco Credentials Of Olympic Village

Landscape Architects Macfarlane Wilder, who are the appointed Landscape Architects for blocks N10 and N14, specified Sudstech for a number of reasons. The Sudstech System does not require a concrete or tarmac base, a key consideration for roof top landscaping where access for installation equipment is difficult. Use of the system also eliminates the risk of standing water or flooding – Sudstech has its own built-in rubber sub-base using recycled car tyres, with a top layer comprised of resin and aggregate. As both layers are porous and flexible, water is held within the voids within the sub-base until it is naturally absorbed back into the water table.

Sudstech Permeable Paving at Salford Quays
Sudstech at Exchange Quay

100% Permeable

Sudstech offers a host of other benefits making it ideal for the Olympic project, including a relatively quick installation process, easy maintenance, with no weeding required, and also cost effectiveness, with the system boasting a similar price structure to block paving.

  • Porosity 100% 100%
  • Slip Resistant 100% 100%
  • Freeze Thaw Tested 100% 100%
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