ABG’s Advanced Turf System (ATS400/B) used for grass parking area at Cambridge Uni
February 2020

The Eddington Development is the largest capital project in the history of Cambridge University. Named after renowned astronomer and physicist Sir Arthur Eddington, it is designed to alleviate overcrowding and rising prices in Cambridge.

Designed with high sustainability specifications for a healthy and environmentally conscious community, Eddington has infrastructure for walking and cycling and includes extensive green open spaces, renewable energy systems, rainwater harvesting/reuse and waste recycling. The project combines 3000 dwellings and 2000 student bedspaces and includes all community and sports facilities on the 150 hectare site

The high level of environmental landscape design required a trafficable reinforced natural grass alternative to block paving or plastic cellular paving to enable them to extend and enhance green space. The ABG Advanced Turf System (ATS) provided the solution in various applications, including grassed overflow parking in place of impermeable hard paving. BDP Landscape Architects and Willerby Landscapes worked closely with ABG Technicians to develop the cost effective and structural natural grass pavements.

Advanced Turf System ATS provides a load-bearing, free-draining and discreetly reinforced natural grass SUDS compliant pavement which resists compaction and rutting. It is suitable for occasional or infrequent-use traffic applications such as:

Fire Lanes
Emergency Routes
HGV Service or MEWP Access
Overflow Parking
Events Areas
Helipads
Walkways
Sculptured Slopes.
Find out more the ABG ATS Advanced Turf Reinforcement System and overflow grass car parking applications.

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