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.
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.
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.