Sector Sport
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project management
Year completed 2012
Project location London
Client Kew and Ham Sports Association
Contractor Gridforce
Products used GF40 pavers
 
 

Challenge

Kew and Ham Sports Association needed an attractive car park for their newly-built multi-use games area (MUGA). As well as trafficking cars, the car park needed to be able to withstand heavy goods vehicles for on-going work. Prior to the work, the area was grassland which had been worn down by previous traffic leaving a muddy mess.

Solution

The land was prepared for laying the grid by removing excess grassland and digging down to the substrate. MOT type 3 was then laid and compacted to provide a firm surface and allow for adequate drainage. A sheet of geotextile membrane was laid on top of the sub-base to prevent any further weed growth and act as a separating layer. This was then covered with a layer of sand providing a levelling layer and forming a bedding layer for the grid.

GF40 pavers were laid and connected into place to cover the required area. The grid was then in filled with 14mm angular gravel. Two colours of gravel were used to differentiate the parking and access routes. Additionally, parking markers were used to highlight the parking bay areas.

Outcome

The installation work on this car park was carried out by the Gridforce installation team in June, and within a short space of time the original grassland had been transformed and was available for use.

The Gridforce ground reinforcement system allows vehicular stability, water infiltration and the reinforced gravelled finish the customer required.


Challenge

Kew and Ham Sports Association needed an attractive car park for their newly-built multi-use games area (MUGA). As well as trafficking cars, the car park needed to be able to withstand heavy goods vehicles for on-going work. Prior to the work, the area was grassland which had been worn down by previous traffic leaving a muddy mess.

Solution

The land was prepared for laying the grid by removing excess grassland and digging down to the substrate. MOT type 3 was then laid and compacted to provide a firm surface and allow for adequate drainage. A sheet of geotextile membrane was laid on top of the sub-base to prevent any further weed growth and act as a separating layer. This was then covered with a layer of sand providing a levelling layer and forming a bedding layer for the grid.

GF40 pavers were laid and connected into place to cover the required area. The grid was then in filled with 14mm angular gravel. Two colours of gravel were used to differentiate the parking and access routes. Additionally, parking markers were used to highlight the parking bay areas.

Outcome

The installation work on this car park was carried out by the Gridforce installation team in June, and within a short space of time the original grassland had been transformed and was available for use.

The Gridforce ground reinforcement system allows vehicular stability, water infiltration and the reinforced gravelled finish the customer required.


 
 
 
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