Hanson Formpave scores with Aquaflow ahead of 2010 World Cup South Africa

The first City owned site in Cape Town to receive municipal approval for permeable paving

Hanson Formpave, a leading UK manufacturer of specialist concrete products, in partnership and under licence with leading South African concrete product supplier INCA, has supplied over 2,700m2 of its industry leading permeable paving system, AquaflowTM for the regeneration of the Grand Parade in Cape Town. The Parade is to become a Big Screen FanZone for 2010 World Cup.

This year’s tournament is the first in the history of world football's governing body to be held in Africa. Staged across eight provinces and nine cities South Africa has had to prepare itself for the anticipated onslaught of over half a million visitors; tackling, amongst many other factors: logistics, infrastructure and accommodation.

The city’s most public square was once an open military parade ground situated between the now historical castle, military forts and the early town. In 1990, the Parade hosted Nelson Mandela’s first public speech after his release as a political prisoner. More recently it has been in a state of dilapidation functioning predominantly as parking and trading space.

As the first site in Cape Town to receive municipal approval for the laying of permeable paving Deon Van Vuuren, sales manager for Inca Brick comments on the specification of the market leading permeable paving system Aquaflow, “With a number of complexities surrounding this project the design team had to be sure that they specified a product which was not only capable of providing the right ‘look’ but one which would also address one of the main issues affecting the city: the quantity and rate of stormwater, as well as improving the quality of the run-off.”

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