Case Study: Permeable Pavers

Newington College, Stanmore


Sydney, NSW


Inner West


2008 – 2013





HydroSTON pavement installed across Newington College Stanmore Campus in Sydney

Newington College, founded in 1863, is an independent school for boys from kindergarten to Year 12, with campuses at Stanmore & Lindfield, Sydney. The Stanmore Campus is set in 10 hectares of grounds with state-of-the-art facilities, 6 km from the Sydney CBD.

HydroSTON permeable concrete segmental pavers have been progressively installed across the Stanmore campus allowing water to infiltrate directly into the ground benefitting trees and landscaped areas, and reducing significantly the risk of slipping on wet pavement surfaces. HydroSTON now provides pavement cover for a new carpark, a courtyard and recreation area, and around parts of Johnson and Old Boys Ovals.

Newington College’s decision to install HydroSTON was motivated by a number of factors:

  • Aesthetically, HydroSTON complements the dynamic architectural landscape of a modern Australian school. With a combination of heritage listed structures and newly completed building works, the pavers appear natural and well suited to both building environments;
  • With boys running across campus, HydroSTON’s high non-slip rating is a clear OH & S advantage;
  • Some of the oldest and most beautiful trees within the College grounds were at serious risk due to traditional, sealed asphalt and brick paver surfaces. The College sought advice from an arboreal specialist, who recommended the HydroCon solution as the way to ensure restoration to health and longevity of these valuable trees.
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