Pond and Watercourse Protection

Sustainable Drainage Infrastructure for Cambridge Homes Expansion

Building a sustainable drainage infrastructure for a development providing 1000s of new homes to serve the expanding Cambridge conurbation has delivered important lessons for housebuilders as they prepare for new regulations for SuDS in England and Wales – whilst demonstrating that the solution for every site must be individual. The SuDS solution at Great Kneighton […]

Housebuilder’s New Vision for SuDS

A new homes development in Hampshire by Grainger plc has established a blueprint for a pioneering Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) infrastructure on large mixed-use developments which is providing a best-practice benchmark for developers. From when it was first talked about, the new 2550-home, 521-acre development at Berewood near Waterlooville was going to strive for the […]

Innovative Hydro Up-Flo™ Filter Treats Access Road Surface Water Runoff

Kent Site View

One of the first UK stormwater treatment solutions using Hydro’s innovative Up-Flo™ filtration technology has enabled developer Fairview New Homes to incorporate SuDS with two levels of treatment into the surface water drainage for a new access road. Environment Agency planning requirements sought two levels of treatment for the new commercial access road in Faversham, […]

Bypass Benefits from Innovative Vortex Drop Shaft Technology

Aerial Photo of the Church Village Bypass Scheme

An innovative and unconventional solution to providing vital, low-impact surface water control on one of Britain’s largest local authority road schemes was achieved using Hydro International’s Hydro Vortex Drop™ Shaft flow control technology. A new 7 km bypass built by Costain at Church Village required careful planning to minimise its effect on the countryside and […]

Wetland Saved From Highways Pollution

A precious part of London’s remaining medieval common land has been saved from the threat of pollution from nearby highways with a simple solution using Hydro’s Downstream Defender®. Mouchel Parkman, on behalf of the Highways Agency, contacted Hydro about the innovative hydrodynamic vortex separation device that saved Shortwood Pond, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, from serious pollution damage.

Stormwater Control and Treatment Protects Watercourse

The Hop Oast Park & Ride facility, designed in line with Horsham District Council’s policy of providing sustainable infrastructure and services, is used to reduce long stay parking in the town centre. Adding further to its green credentials, the council installed a porous pavement with a Hydro Stormwater Package System to ensure controlled, unpolluted surface water discharge to the local watercourse.