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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Oxford Botanic Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden

Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson shares his design experience at the Oxford Botanic Garden. I had great pleasure in designing a rainwater harvesting system for the Oxford Botanic Garden . The Oxford Botanic Gardens are world famous and one of the greatest locations in Oxford to visit.  Water and especially rainwater, is especially precious for the gardens and has been for hundreds of years. The gardens conservatories have numerous simple brick or lead chambers for collecting rainwater and pumps such that the water...

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Dormy House Hotel, during redevelopment construction

Dormy House Hotel, during redevelopment construction

Work is well on the way to transform Dormy House into a fantastic luxury hotel and spa...

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Dormy House – hotel and spa development

Dormy House – hotel and spa development

Refurbishment of hotels or other leisure facilities can be a challenging time. Loss of revenue during works often means construction work needs to be done quickly, but to a high standard. An efficient design and a swift response to any design changes can be important. A good contractor is an important element, but they cannot make up for the critical value that an experienced design team can bring. You can find out more about this leading venue and the lessons learned.   The transformation of the Dormy House Hotel and...

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