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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Flood risk check – Can I check my flood risk for FREE?

Flood risk check – Can I check my flood risk for FREE?

Is it possible to obtain a flood risk check for free? Flood risk checks are not provided in the UK for free. According to the Association of British Insurers most flooding does not occur at locations identified on the Environment Agency mapping. The reason is that flood damage and risk is usually a combination of complex site specific circumstances along with unique hydrological conditions. First of all, the EA maps show the risk of land flooding – not buildings and that is usually fundamental. In addition, relevant factors...

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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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Flood Risk Assessment Company (FRA) – Independent expertise

Flood Risk Assessment Company  (FRA) – Independent expertise

We provide site specific professional Flood Risk Assessments for a wide range of clients, from small domestic residential projects to Cathedrals. We help advise clients right across the UK, from Newcastle to Dover We also provide flood risk assessments in relation to existing sites which have flooded, or where a client wishes to understand the risk and mitigation better. Our Director Stephen Gibson has 23 years experience. He personally writes all reports and often visits to discuss proposals and...

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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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