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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Flood Risk Assessments in Oxford

Flood Risk Assessments in Oxford

Wilsham Consulting is based in Abingdon, 5 miles South of Oxford. Although we produce flood risk assessments for sites across the UK, from Newcastle to Gatwick, our greatest experience is in Oxfordshire. Indeed, we visited many of the our sites in Oxford and the surrounding towns, during the recent major flooding events to see how accurate our reports were against the reality of the flooding events. Direct experience is just as valuable as complex modelling at a local level. Flooding in Oxford Oxford's name – is...

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Flood Risk Assessment Oxfordshire

Flood Risk Assessment Oxfordshire

Wilsham Consulting is based in Abingdon in Oxfordshire and has considerable experience of producing flood risk assessments and flood mitigation works for numerous sites across Oxfordshire for many years. Indeed we visited many of the sites during the recent major flood events to see how accurate the reports were against the reality of the events. Flooding is common across Oxfordshire, due to many settlements such as Henley, Wallingford, Abingdon and Oxford all being located at least partly on geological flood plain deposits. Flooding in...

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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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Rainwater harvesting independent advice

Rainwater harvesting independent advice

Rainwater has been harvested – or collected, stored and then used when needed for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Rainwater harvesting remains a standard technique in many parts of the world without mains water, or accessible groundwater. Most areas of the UK have mains clean water supplies. Increasing demand is however been put on this limited mains system and there is greater consideration of the value of making developments more sustainable. All mains water is treated to a high drinking water standard, yet the vast majority...

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