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Flood Risk Assessment and SUDS Drainage Scheme, Lenton, Nottingham.
Jun 30, 2014

RAB Consultants has completed a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and a Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS) strategy to cope with surface water for a proposed development located in Lenton, Nottingham. The development will produce much needed low cost housing near to the city centre.

We worked in partnership with our client and made recommendations to mitigate both risk of flooding to the building and people targeting overall betterment. We set floor levels and produced an emergency evacuation plan triggered by the Environment Agency’s (EA) flood warning service.

The drainage strategy involved developing a SUDS solution when faced with the challenge of very little permeable area, the requirement for increased water treatment and little available developable space. This solution involved a water storage system, with optimised water treatment stages located beneath the ground floor parking area.