TRUCKGRID-Max permeable HGV access road
The new retail staff building at Doncaster had a loading bay that needed access by Class 2 HGV trucks, transit vans and parcel orries. To get planning permission the new access road and turning point needed to conform to the latest SuDS (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems), requirements and also needed to obtain the best BREEAM rating possible in relating to the product used having the lowest environmental impact. The access road needed to be fully permeable, not to contribute to water runoff, and able to manage the dynamic loadings imposed by regular trafficking of trucks weighing up 32 tonnes over two axles. Also the access road needed to require little or no maintenance and to be secure in all weathers and temperatures.
Truckgrid Max with a gravel finish was chosen - a heavy-weight thick recycled plastic porous paver suitable for road surfaces, parking areas and loading bay areas where delivery lorries, HGV's or vans will be using regularly. Truckgrid Max is made from fully recycled plastics so in keeping with the environmental objective. The access road and turning point was created following construction profile guidelines freely available from the Suregreen website.