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    ACO’s Grated Trench Systems Create a Compact Drainage Solution for Inner Northern Busway

    ACO Polycrete

    ACO Polycrete  manufactures and supplies a range of compact drainage systems for public environments.  

    QLD Department of Transport’s Inner Northern Busway (INB) is central to Brisbane’s busway network offering quick, frequent and reliable services to key areas of Brisbane between Queen Street, CBD and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Herston.  

    King George Square station is an underground station featuring ten individual bus stops across two platforms. Passengers can access the station via Ann, Roma or Adelaide Street entrances.  

    The Emma Miller Place project, part of the Roma Street upgrade is a pedestrian link between the Roma Street precinct, Upper Albert Street, Turbot Street and King George Square station.  

    Work was carried out to enhance the character of the streetscape as well as make it more conducive to pedestrian traffic flows.  

    ACO’s SLABDRAIN grated trench systems were a critical element of the flood prevention design for this precinct. Depth restrictions in the pavement meant that only surface drainage comprising shallow trench drains could be used in some areas.  

    In keeping with a strong public safety objective, landscape architects EDAW Gillespie specified ACO’s HEELGUARD ANTISLIP grates as part of the SLABDRAIN grated trench systems and the various ACO stormwater pits along the pavement.  

    In some sections, ACO’s HEELGUARD ANTISLIP grates were purpose manufactured for class D210kN (AS3996) loadings specifically for the transit of emergency and service vehicles.  

    Designed for public pedestrian areas, forecourts and carparks, SLABDRAIN grated trench systems are available in widths up to 300mm and feature an integrally cast steel protective edge.  

    The system can accommodate over 10 different grate types, including ACO’s patented stainless steel HEELGUARD ANTISLIP grates and a specific set to comply with AS1428.2 (Design for Access and Mobility).  

    All grates are secured with the QUICKLOK boltless locking device. A nylon stud is factory fitted to the grate, allowing it to snap tight into a bar positioned across the channel for quick and easy maintenance operations.

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