Mitchell & Associates and Scott Tallon Walker
Mitchell + Associates, the leading landscape architects for this unique project contacted Kilsaran`s Specification Manager, Dermot Cowler. The brief was to allow the public space to be enjoyed and used on a regular basis and help revitalize the local community. Activities included such things as markets and funfairs, so the demands for the hard landscaping were to be very heavy.
We had to design a product that would not only cope with this but also sympathise with the aesthetics of the project. Mitchell + Associates didn’t stop there as they also wanted to look into the possibilities of using a Sustainable Urban Drainage System, on the project as well.
The use of a permeable paving system has many added benefits. Permeable paving (Clima-Pave) helps eliminates flood water retention, awkward puddles and hazardous patches of ice meaning the area can be used in all climatic conditions with confidence. Another large benefit to using permeable paving is the reduction in the maintenance schedule, there is significantly less weed growth with a permeable paving system over conventional paving. This in turn helps to save time and money over the whole life cycle of the project, something that the client