Interpave at Flood Expo

The trade association Interpave is exhibiting on Stand F270 at Flood Expo in ExCeL, London on 12th – 13th October 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.

Winner of the 2015 Exhibition News Awards’ Show Rising Star, Flood Expo is the largest event of its kind in the world presenting solutions to flooding problems. It includes 80 seminars from leading experts in the field, 200 exhibitors showcasing cutting edge products and unparalleled opportunities for networking. Entry tickets are free and you can register online at

Hosted by Interpave, SuDS guru Bob Bray’s presentation is on Thursday 13th October at 12.30 in Theatre 3 of Flood Expo. He will discuss new approaches to SuDS for flood prevention and enhanced water quality while reducing costs, minimising land-take and maximising landscape design and masterplanning opportunities, illustrated with recent exemplar case studies. Visitors and journalists can also ‘meet the expert’ at Interpave’s Stand F270 where Bob Bray will be available for further discussions.

A fresh approach to permeable paving will be promoted, using straightforward orifice flow control chambers to demonstrate water storage deployed around developments without dedicated storage 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 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 new ‘Hard Landscape Today’ brochure and a video which dramatically demonstrates the performance of concrete block permeable paving. Both are available via where you can also request regular e:Bulletins from Interpave.