Harrier Park, Hucknall is a joint venture project between Rolls-Royce and Muse Developments. The site has a rich heritage in the aviation history and it was formerly a flying school in WW1 and a Rolls-Royce test bed for the Merlin and Griffon engines in WW2, culminating in the world’s first vertical take-off and landing technology and the development of the Harrier Jump Jet, from where the new Distribution Centre take its name.
A new surfacing product was required at the distribution centre that is robust enough to traffic a fire engine and deliver a sustainable SuDS solution to attenuate stormwater before it enters nearby water courses, thereby reducing the local area flood risk.
ABG’s Truckcell 80 heavy-duty recycled permeable paving system was chosen to provide a durable, free-draining and long-term sustainable surface for this access route. This enables rainwater to drain directly into the sub-base and existing subgrade soils, without surcharging local drains with surface water run-off (SuDS) and requires minimal maintenance. To read the case study see: https://abg-geosynthetics.com/case-studies/permeable-paving-surfaces/suds-permeable-paving-hgv-fire-access-route-harrier-park-hucknall-nottinghamshire-uk/