Interpave at FLOODEX

The trade association Interpave is exhibiting at FLOODEX at the Peterborough Arena on 17th and 18th May, and hosting an important presentation by SuDS guru Bob Bray. As the driving force behind concrete block permeable paving, Interpave will be promoting the latest innovations with this important SuDS technique.

FLOODEX is the trade event for the water level management (WLM) sector looking at flood defence, prevention, mitigation and drainage. The event is run as an exclusive cooperation with the Association of Drainage Authorities, whose members include the UK’s Internal Drainage Boards – at the coalface of water level management and flood prevention – and local authorities. Entry tickets are free and you can register online at

Hosted by Interpave, SuDS expert Bob Bray’s presentation is at FLOODEX on Thursday 18th May at 10.45. He will discuss new approaches to SuDS delivering flood prevention and enhanced water quality while reducing costs, minimising land-take and maximising landscape design opportunities, illustrated with recent exemplar case studies. Visitors and journalists can also ‘meet the expert’ at Interpave’s Stand A5 where Bob Bray will be available for further discussion after the presentation.

Interpave will be promoting a fresh approach to permeable paving using straightforward orifice flow control chambers to provide and demonstrate water storage deployed around developments without dedicated storage features occupying valuable land.  As an established technology with proven performance, concrete block permeable paving is uniquely placed to play a key role in SuDS as a source control, conveyance and storage facility, requiring no additional land-take. Not only can it reduce, attenuate, store and treat rainwater runoff near the surface, meeting current SuDS guidance, it also provides completely level, well drained and slip-resistance surfaces accessible to all.

The latest developments with SuDS and urban design are summarised in Interpave’s ‘Hard Landscape Today’ brochure, ‘Innovations with SuDS & Hard Landscape’ case study and a video, which also dramatically demonstrates the performance of concrete block permeable paving. They are available via where you can also request regular e:Bulletins from Interpave.