Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station

Site:

Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station located on the East Anglia Coast was built between 1988 & 1995 and is the UK’s newest. It is capable of supplying over 2.5m homes, equivalent to the domestic needs of the counties of Suffolk & Norfolk. Around 1,000 people are employed at the station and the extended secure staff entrance incorporated new permeable paving.

Challenge:

The project consultants Parsons Brinkerhoff were concerned about aggregate joint loss from cleaning regimes and the penetration of ladies heels (potential tripping hazard). Additionally they wanted to incorporate a standard paving flag into the permeable paving design.

Solutions:

Resiblock were able to resolve these issues with two innovative products and post a consultation phase they were incorporated into the design specification. Resiblock Envirofix is a solvent free aggregate binder that will not adversely impede the water flow. In addition it will seal the paver units thus providing long-term stain protection. Sudsflow spacers provide an exact joint width between blocks & flags thereby allowing most modular paving to be incorporated into a permeable paving system.

Resiblock Envirofix Benefits:

  • Bonds the jointing aggregate but does not adversely impede water drainage
  • Prevents aggregate extraction (from cleaning regimes) & penetration
  • Additionally provides long-term stain protection to the pavers

Sudsflow Benefits:

  • Specification not limited to purpose-made permeable pavers
  • Designed to allow rain water flow at the same rate as unpaved ground
  • Compressive strength equal to the nibs on purpose made permeable pavers
  • Manufactured to comply with the Flood & Water Management Act 2010
  • Case Study
  • Project name: Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station
  • Client: EDF Energy
  • Contractor: Essex Dev. & Const. Ltd.
  • Site: Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station
  • Project: Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station
  • Area: 400m²
  • Paver type: Standard Flags (600x600)
  • Product/s: Resiblock Envirofix
  • Date: September 2017
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