Penarth Learning Community School, Cardiff, South Wales, comprises a mainstream comprehensive school with 1280 places, together with a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school, catering for 205 pupils with a wide spectrum of learning needs including those with learning and physical difficulties and those on the autism spectrum. Together with a learning facility, there is also a 1500 m² residential home, allowing 19 pupils to stay over at any one time to provide respite to their families.
With the site being quite flat and the new buildings’ surrounded by block paved areas and asphalted surfaces, it was essential rainwater is drained effectively. Two Hauraton systems were chosen to drain surface water: RECYFIX® PRO fitted with FIBRETEC® C250, HEELSAFE 9mm slot gratings for the asphalted yards and car park and RECYFIX® STANDARD SLOTTED CHANNELS fitted with symmetrical galvanised steel covers. Once installed this system provides an unobtrusive, narrow line of slots in the paved surfaces.
Steve Wiseman, Hauraton‘s Project Engineer comments:
“By using two types of channel the overall appearance of the block pavements and asphalted surfaces was enhanced with the drainage requirement fully met”.
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