CST Group have vast experience of road design from public roads (see our ‘Public Roads’ Service description) to private roads in commercial, residential, educational and healthcare developments. We specialise in working with architects and planners to produce road layouts that integrate motor vehicles and vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians, etc. to produce safe, efficient, sustainable environments for all. We refer constantly to both the Irish Traffic Management Guidelines and the UK Manual for Streets documents as well as the Recommendations for Site Development Works, supplementing these with our own knowledge to produce our design solutions. We have gained much experience also in the design of block paved surfaces including those beneficial to SuDS (Sustainable urban Drainage Systems). Cost is always foremost in our minds and we naturally tend to value-engineer others’ layouts. We find we can manipulate schemes quite readily to minimise road construction area and secondly to reduce cost on the type of buildup/finish. We are firm believers in the principle of road design occurring in conjunction with the layout designer to achieve the best result rather than it being retrofitted.