Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Project location Scotland
Consultant Edinburgh City Council engineers
 
 

Challenge

Thistle Street is located in Edinburgh’s New Town, which was built in stages between 1767 and 1850. The New Town retains much of the original neoclassical and Georgian period architecture and is considered to be a masterpiece of city planning. Together with the Old Town, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

With pedestrian safety and comfort in mind, Edinburgh City Council engineers were seeking to improve drainage around the walkways in this essentially flat area, minimising the issues of ponding and standing water, creating effective channels and falls yet retaining the character of the city streets.

Solution

Marshalls Pave Drain provided the perfect solution, offering an aesthetic that complements the historic surroundings.

Pave Drain draws on Marshalls' expertise in concrete and natural stone, with a slotted natural stone upper section and a concrete drainage channel which sits below.

Outcome

Pave Drain provides an effective combined paving and drainage solution which perfectly complements natural stone paving products, including the Scoutmoor Yorkstone installed on Thistle Street.

Its loading classification of D400 also makes it suitable for this area, which is subject to vehicular overrun as well as pedestrian traffic.

Pave Drain is playing an important role in maintaining safe and well-drained pedestrian walkways serving the shops and restaurants in this bustling and beautiful area of Scotland’s capital.


Challenge

Thistle Street is located in Edinburgh’s New Town, which was built in stages between 1767 and 1850. The New Town retains much of the original neoclassical and Georgian period architecture and is considered to be a masterpiece of city planning. Together with the Old Town, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

With pedestrian safety and comfort in mind, Edinburgh City Council engineers were seeking to improve drainage around the walkways in this essentially flat area, minimising the issues of ponding and standing water, creating effective channels and falls yet retaining the character of the city streets.

Solution

Marshalls Pave Drain provided the perfect solution, offering an aesthetic that complements the historic surroundings.

Pave Drain draws on Marshalls' expertise in concrete and natural stone, with a slotted natural stone upper section and a concrete drainage channel which sits below.

Outcome

Pave Drain provides an effective combined paving and drainage solution which perfectly complements natural stone paving products, including the Scoutmoor Yorkstone installed on Thistle Street.

Its loading classification of D400 also makes it suitable for this area, which is subject to vehicular overrun as well as pedestrian traffic.

Pave Drain is playing an important role in maintaining safe and well-drained pedestrian walkways serving the shops and restaurants in this bustling and beautiful area of Scotland’s capital.


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