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Durable & Eco-Friendly Outdoor Surfaces for Manly Adolescent Hospital


Natural Permeable Stone Paving 


What We Supplied:

  • 67m2 Permeable Stone Paving
  • Professional design advice and coordination with landscaping trades
    Installation and on-site support

Project Snapshot

Manly Adolescent Hospital provides a dedicated service for 15 to 24-year-old patients with life-limiting illnesses. Offering respite, symptom management and end-of-life care, this specialised facility is set in a peaceful part of North Head surrounded by bushland and national parks. 

This peaceful environment is critical to the comfort of young patients, and the recent refurbishment of the hospital centred around creating a relaxing and inviting space, both indoors and out. 

How We Helped

Partnering with Urban Grounds and Gardens, our team helped to deliver a natural-looking, non-slip, low-maintenance outdoor space for patients and their families to enjoy. 

An organically shaped walking path set amongst native gardens required a permeable surface that complemented the surrounding plants and features, and Preferred Turf recommended our wet pour stone surfacing. 

Also known as Stone Set, this eco-friendly natural stone surfacing uses resin to bind the stones together, creating a safe and accessible pathway suitable for wheelchairs and mobility aids. Whilst simple gravel pathways provide a similar appearance, their loose texture and slippery stones make them unsuitable for wheelchair users to navigate.

Permeable paving solves this issue by creating a porous solution using natural stones hand-trowelled over a permeable substrate. The seamless, textured finish has anti-slip properties and remains neat and tidy with no loose stone fragments that can disperse into the surrounding landscape. 

Operating around multiple trades to meet an extremely tight project deadline, our installation team worked diligently to deliver a high-quality finished surface – on time and within budget. 

The Result

The end result for Manly Adolescent Hospital’s outdoor space is a safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing pathway and a cosy circular fire pit space that blends naturally into the landscape. 

The permeable paving offers an eco-friendly and efficient solution to stormwater management, groundwater recharge, heat reduction and accessibility, allowing for stormwater runoff to filter naturally into the nearby gardens. In addition, it perfectly complements natural environments, adding interest and texture to exterior spaces. 

Requiring less maintenance compared to traditional impermeable surfaces, this solution can be safely enjoyed by patients with minimal ongoing maintenance from the hospital’s grounds crew, creating a winning solution for all. 

Find out more about this versatile product here. 

Create Relaxing Natural Spaces with Preferred Turf

Preferred Turf is an experienced synthetic surface supplier and installer. Servicing areas throughout the Greater Sydney area for nearly 20 years, we are a professionally accredited CM3 and BNG Conserve-accredited enterprise as well as an LGP-approved contractor.

We work with top-tier landscapers, civil contractors, architects, schools, hospitals and government departments to help you bring your project to life. 

Contact our team of experts to discuss how to get a high-quality result for your synthetic turf, rubber soft fall and permeable paving projects. 

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