Salisbury Cathedral Ladywell Visitor Facility FRA

Salisbury Cathedral Ladywell Visitor Facility FRA

Salisbury Cathedral comissioned us to provide a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) that assessed the proposed development of the properties known as No.33 and the Ladywell, on the North Walk/The Close in Salisbury. The aim of this FRA document was to provide an independent professional review of the flooding risks associated with the land and proposed development. It was to inform the Client and Authorities of the risk and mitigating measures. It is central to the production of professional flood risk reports that they should not...

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Salisbury Cathedral Flooding

Salisbury Cathedral Flooding

The strategic flooding and drainage study area – the historic Salisbury Cathedral estate area, has flooded on many occasions during the last 1000 years. Salisbury Cathedral commissioned Wilsham Consulting review the evidence of flooding, the mechanisms of flooding, areas of high risk and identify a strategy and options for flood mitigation. They us, because we are one of the leading independent specialist Civil Engineering  Consultancies in the UK and needed considerable depth and width of experience in hydraulic evaluation and...

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Critical Drainage Area reviews

Critical Drainage Area reviews

Critical drainage areas can cover wide areas within both rural and urban environments: villages towns (such this example from Barnstaple in North Nevon) cities (for example London has many including much of Chelsea) They are where man made drainage infrastrure has been identified as at critical risk of failure, resulting in flooding. Such areas can be completely different or similar, to the areas identified by the Environment Agency as at risk of natural watercourse, river and sea flooding.   So how is a Critical Drainage Area...

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Abingdon Tennis Club given green light at planning for flood mitigation plans

Abingdon Tennis Club given green light at planning for flood mitigation plans

When Abingdon Tennis Club started planning to extend and improve its facilities for the use of the local community, the risk of flooding was rightly flagged up by the Council and local residents. The Club turned to Wilsham Consulting, as a local specialist in sustainable civil engineering design to review and advise on the flooding issues. Some residents were concerned that the works could make the existing flooding worse, a genuine concern in relation to many similar multi use games area (MUGA) developments.   In the past...

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Celebrations as community pub in South Hinksey reopens following professional flood review

Celebrations as community pub in South Hinksey reopens following professional flood review

Obtaining professional flood risk advice is an important consideration for all developments. The role of an experienced civil engineer in reviewing and advising on flood risk measures is necessary to protect potential occupiers. The Environment Agency is correct to reject the cheap mass / computer generated flood risk reports which are available from many of the major UK engineering consultants.However flood risk is often not the only, or even the most relevant planning consideration. There are many different types of risks and modes of flood...

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Code for sustainable homes – hydrology reports towards sur1 and sur2

Code for sustainable homes – hydrology reports towards sur1 and sur2

All new social housing schemes in England must have a Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) rating. While many local authorities in England are requiring the Code for Sustainable Homes to be met as a condition of the planning for private housing schemes. We assist Clients, Architects and others involved in projects to identify or design sustainable drainage and flood risk mitigation works and advise on compliance and performance against the categories Sur 1 (Surface Water Run-off) and Sur 2 (Flood Risk). The Code for Sustainable Homes...

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