Sector Commercial
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Year completed 2017
Project location South West England
Client Met Office Exeter Science Park
Consultant Concept Architect – Atkins; Service Engineer – Arup
Contractor Willmott Dixon
Products used Conservation Silver Grey; Prospero, Thalassa and Tritanial granite paving; Grassguard cellular paving; Mistral Priora Charcoal & Silver Grey permeable CBP
 
 

Background

A new state-of-the-art building in Exeter Science Park houses a major part of Met Offices’ new supercomputer for climate and weather modelling, and a two-story ‘collaboration’ building for researching climate change.

Embracing the principles set out in the Design Code for the Exeter Science Park, the design team wanted to develop a high quality external space for staff and visitors that would blend into the natural landscape on the prominent ridge top location.

Approach

Marshalls helped the landscape design team select granite paving with tones and textures that would both complement the contemporary architectural design and have the required compressive and flexural strength to satisfy the requirement for a durable paving solution.

Grassguard and Priora permeable paving solutions were chosen as a sustainable water management solution that would compliment the scheme’s contrasting natural and contemporary aesthetics. Grassguard provides the stability of a concrete base with the aesthetic of natural grass. Mistral Priora is a permeable, award winning concrete block paving SuDS solution; the colouring and texture of the Charcoal and Grey was chosen to complement the granite products used on the scheme.

Outcome

The combination of grey hues created by using a mixture of natural stone and concrete paving produced a contemporary outdoor space that sits easily with the natural landscape and complements the modern high tech building.

Marshalls’ permeable paving systems have helped create a sustainable water management solution.

Products used

Granite paving
• Prospero granite paving - mid grey
• Thalassa granite paving - silver grey
• Tritanial granite paving - dark grey

Concrete paving
• Conservation silver grey concrete paving

Water management
• Grassguard cellular concrete paving
• Mistral Priora permeable CBP – Charcoal & Silver Grey


Background

A new state-of-the-art building in Exeter Science Park houses a major part of Met Offices’ new supercomputer for climate and weather modelling, and a two-story ‘collaboration’ building for researching climate change.

Embracing the principles set out in the Design Code for the Exeter Science Park, the design team wanted to develop a high quality external space for staff and visitors that would blend into the natural landscape on the prominent ridge top location.

Approach

Marshalls helped the landscape design team select granite paving with tones and textures that would both complement the contemporary architectural design and have the required compressive and flexural strength to satisfy the requirement for a durable paving solution.

Grassguard and Priora permeable paving solutions were chosen as a sustainable water management solution that would compliment the scheme’s contrasting natural and contemporary aesthetics. Grassguard provides the stability of a concrete base with the aesthetic of natural grass. Mistral Priora is a permeable, award winning concrete block paving SuDS solution; the colouring and texture of the Charcoal and Grey was chosen to complement the granite products used on the scheme.

Outcome

The combination of grey hues created by using a mixture of natural stone and concrete paving produced a contemporary outdoor space that sits easily with the natural landscape and complements the modern high tech building.

Marshalls’ permeable paving systems have helped create a sustainable water management solution.

Products used

Granite paving
• Prospero granite paving - mid grey
• Thalassa granite paving - silver grey
• Tritanial granite paving - dark grey

Concrete paving
• Conservation silver grey concrete paving

Water management
• Grassguard cellular concrete paving
• Mistral Priora permeable CBP – Charcoal & Silver Grey


 
 
 
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  • Paving and water management case study, Met Office, Exeter
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  • Grassguard
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