Brett Landscaping Delivers Expertise For Hull Housing Project


Brett Landscaping has been selected to provide permeable paving for driveways and carriageways across a significant and much anticipated social housing project in Kingston-Upon-Hull – an area where the use of building materials that support flood prevention is critical.


The new development at Riverside, North Bransholme comprises 43 properties on reclaimed land for social rent.  Commissioned by Riverside Housing Association, the complex project united the Homes and Communities Agency with Hull City Council, primary contractor Mansell Construction and engineers Curtins Consulting Ltd.


Given the high risk of flooding, the development required an appropriate solution that would fulfil the drainage needs of the area and meet with the approval of project engineers, Curtins Leeds, as well as the development control division of Hull Council.


Mansell Construction spoke to two paving suppliers and was given two very different options. Brett Landscaping advised that compliance with Interpave and British Standard regulations necessitated a full engineering assessment. This was conducted utilising Brett Landscaping's 'PermCalc ' their online permeable pavement design tool to provide the optimum design based upon detailed data on the composition of the ground.


Having worked with Brett on a number of projects in the past, Rick Shepherd, Project Manager at Mansell, took our advice and specified Brett Landscaping.  “Selecting a sustainable urban drainage system was essential to the project because of Hull’s location in a high-risk flooding area. Brett’s comprehension of what was involved in the task was evident from the beginning, in favouring detailed engineering research and guidance over a ‘quick fix’ approach.”


Jamie Gledhill, Senior Sales Manager at Brett confirmed the importance of accuracy in specifying the appropriate materials: “We are staunch believers in following the regulations for design on sub-base construction, and we felt that the Riverside housing project needed to be carefully and thoroughly researched before deciding on the best approach.”


“Brett performed on pricing, product quality, reliable supply and technical advice to deliver a brilliant result. In addition, the Highways Inspector has been very pleased with the product’s technical suitability, and its overall aesthetic appeal,” concludes Rick Shepherd.


“We can honestly say we’ve had nothing but superb service from Brett throughout the project and the finished hard landscaping looks absolutely terrific.”


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  • Hull Housing Project