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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St Mary’s Lois Weedon Church

St Mary’s Lois Weedon Church

This medieval church had problems with water damage and took the correct step in requesting professional civil/drainage advice.
We visited the site and inspected the damage and to understand why the damage was occuring. It was clear in two locations of the higher side the rill discharge points had become obstructed with excessive silts and vegetation. We climbed the tower to consider the potential of failure of water collection and discharge of the main church roofs.

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General advice on churches and civil or drainage works

General advice on churches and civil or drainage works

We have considerable experience in Civil design to support the development of new Churches, Church centre extensions and general external works at Churches and Cathedrals. This can include the design of new roads, footpaths and drainage within Churchyards. Many DAC's consider that getting water away from buildings is one of the key elements in maintaining the historic fabric. Many churchyards, after centuries of use, are now higher than the floor levels inside the church, or slope such that surface run-off is led towards or even...

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Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

  " I am very proud to have been responsible for the civil design at this historic and important focal point" says Director Stephen Gibson. " The exterior of Exeter Cathedral was originally a mixture of cracked asphalt and broken paving. I worked closely with one of the leading Landscaping Consultancies in the UK – Robert Myers Associates to agree an arrangement which met the client expectations. "The challenge was a design which provided longer term strength, future services flexibility while...

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