Sector Sport
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Year completed 2018
Project location London
Client Saracens FC
Products used Grasscrete GC3, Grasscrete GC2
 
 

Challenge

Saracens FC Rugby Union team required a new car park to be constructed within the 3 month off-season. Within the construction schedule there was a window of just 6 weeks for the installation of a Grasscrete concrete paver system.

Phase 1

As Phase 1 of a longer term project, there were several additional requirements; the need to incorporate an aisle of EV charging points, and to provide for heavy access to Phase 2 (constructed at a later date).

With the majority of the area designated for car parking, 76mm-thick Grasscrete GC3 was selected for traffic up to 4.3 tonnes. Here, spectator movement was aided by walkways defined by gravel infill instead of topsoil and grass.

Phase 2

Access to the future Phase 2 area was achieved by a link road within the car park that was upgraded to the 150mm Grasscrete GC2 system which, with 10mm-diameter mesh reinforcement and dowelled expansion joints, enables 40-tonne vehicle loads.

With a successful car park came a successful season with Saracens going on to become Aviva Premiership Champions.


Challenge

Saracens FC Rugby Union team required a new car park to be constructed within the 3 month off-season. Within the construction schedule there was a window of just 6 weeks for the installation of a Grasscrete concrete paver system.

Phase 1

As Phase 1 of a longer term project, there were several additional requirements; the need to incorporate an aisle of EV charging points, and to provide for heavy access to Phase 2 (constructed at a later date).

With the majority of the area designated for car parking, 76mm-thick Grasscrete GC3 was selected for traffic up to 4.3 tonnes. Here, spectator movement was aided by walkways defined by gravel infill instead of topsoil and grass.

Phase 2

Access to the future Phase 2 area was achieved by a link road within the car park that was upgraded to the 150mm Grasscrete GC2 system which, with 10mm-diameter mesh reinforcement and dowelled expansion joints, enables 40-tonne vehicle loads.

With a successful car park came a successful season with Saracens going on to become Aviva Premiership Champions.


 
 
 
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