SuDS Permeable Paving

Porous Paved Carpark, Sudspave - Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, UK

Client Yorkshire Sculpture Park

VHE Construction


Sudspave 40 Permeable Pavers


4,500 m²

  • Clean, hard-wearing, safe and free-draining surface
  • 180 new car parking spaces

Project Description

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park attraction at Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety alongside a significant collection of sculpture, including bronzes by Henry Moore, and site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell.

The Challenge

There was insufficient parking at the Country Park and the site’s grassed overflow areas were uneven, prone to rutting, loss of traction and localised flooding. The site was extremely wet, sloping and badly drained.

The Solution

ABG were able to design and supply a robust construction profile employing their Geogrids, Geotextiles and Deckdrain as a cost effective, highly efficient SuDS drainage system in conjunction with the free-draining surface of Sudspave. The YSP development team were extremely pleased that the access and parking issues for the 150,000 vehicles that visit the attraction each year have been resolved, making it easier for visitors to park and explore the 500 acre park.

The ABG Service

ABG design and product supply to provide an additional 180 car parking spaces.

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