Wilsham Consulting Director – Stephen Gibson was responsible for the detailed design of road and sustainable drainage works for Timbmet's headquarters, near Oxford.
A balance bond and soakaway system were designed at the Timbmet site to maximise discharge to groundwater and reduce flooding.
Flooding was common on Cumnor Hill and within the Timbmet site. It was thefore critical that the design sustainably treated and retarded surface water flows to below greenfield rates. An innovative balancing pond was designed with remainder of a office estate discharging to to groundwater, using a large capacity double concrete ring soakaway solution.
I was also responsible for the civil engineering design at Timbmet's Stanford in the Vale Distribution Centre.