London W7

Set off a tree lined avenue in the west of London, we looked at the drainage requirements and the road surface leading to the properties down a newly created cul-de-sac. Following soil analysis, the design included a resin bond semi-permeable road surface with sufficient load bearing capacity foundations and attenuation tanks to control the flow of rainwater to avoid flooding of the local infrastructure.
Four separate households would be sharing the responsibility for the street lighting within the cul-de-sac, so we explored a sustainable option. We designed the lighting to be powered by a solar panel fitted to the top of the wooded slatted wheelie bin storage. Soaking up the sun all day and feeding into a battery within the framework, it enabled the street lights to be powered during the night.