Innovations with SuDS in urban design

Interpave will be hosting a talk by SuDS guru Bob Bray at Vision London, exploring innovative applications of permeable paving to optimise costs and land use

In association with
Hazeley Academy SuDS project
Hazeley Academy SuDS project

Interpave will be hosting a presentation by Bob Bray on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) at this year's Vision event in London. 'The role of permeable paving in SuDS, an urban landscape with water' will address the latest thinking on SuDS in urban design, now that SuDS are a planning requirement. Bob Bray is founder of leading SuDS project designers Robert Bray Associates and has written numerous local authority guidance documents and articles. Bray also regularly lectures on the subject. 

In particular, the presentation will cover innovative approaches to the use of concrete block permeable paving as an integrated, multi-functional SuDS technique, including demonstrable water storage using flow controls, minimising the need for additional storage features. The amenity and biodiversity possibilities of a gradual supply of clean water in the landscape for urban design will also be explored.


  • Stamford project
    Stamford project
  • Stamford project 'canal'
    Stamford project 'canal'

Visitors will also have the chance to ‘meet the expert’ at Interpave’s Stand 104, where Bob Bray will be available from 11.30 to 13.00. Interpave’s stand at Vision will celebrate the transformative power of inspired hard landscape in our cities. It will focus on opportunities for new uses of water in urban design, presented by government requirements for SuDS on developments and enabled by recent innovations with concrete block permeable paving. It will also showcase contemporary hard landscape designs with all types of precast concrete paving and kerbs, meeting the widest sustainability criteria.

Vision is the event for architects, specifiers, clients and suppliers. The event focuses on new and innovative building products and materials and provides ideas and solutions for new and inventive ways to achieve better building design solutions and comply with changing legislation. With hundreds of exhibitors, 160 speakers and 5000 visitors, Vision is the must-attend event of 2016 for the architecture, design and construction industries.  Entry and access to all seminars is free of charge when you register in advance at:

Attend Bob Bray's presentation at 11.00 on Tuesday 7 June in the Product & CPD Theatre. Interpave will be on show on Stand 104.

  • Didcot project
    Didcot project
  • Didcot project
    Didcot project

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