Urban surface design

Bespoke solutions

ACO are leaders in delivering bespoke design solutions to urban environments, working closely with developers, engineers, architects and landscape architects to deliver specific solutions for demanding and high profile projects.

With ACO Freestyle designers have the freedom to create their own drainage designs that integrate into the architecture and materials of the building envelope. Bespoke design gives much greater opportunity to extend and emphasise different aspects of the building, compliment the paving and landscape choices. Freestyle grates are manufactured to order from ductile iron and are compatible with standard ACO MultiDrain D/PPD channels, are load class D 400.  All Freestyle grates incorporate ACO’s Drainlock™ boltless locking system.

Bespoke stainless steel systems are also possible.  ACO’s bespoke design team is staffed by engineers who are dedicated to creating bespoke drainage systems. They can carry out detailed engineering work on behalf of designers, from channel layouts through to hydraulic calculations.  

How we can assist you

Our Design Team

Collaboration is very much a part of ACO’s way of working. For over 50 years we have been offering creative design solutions to all sectors of government, public and private enterprise and have a track record for development and regeneration informed by community aspirations and environmental context. Our in house design team and our external design engineers have excellent technical understanding of interconnected systems that can help you create sustainable drainage solutions in all categories of the urban environment.

Tools to support you

We also offer software for design surface to assist you in making your own calculations, as well as design visualisers to assist in helping assess impact of various grating/inlet details. BIM product files along with a variety of other support documents are all available for download here.