Space Saving/Retrofit SUDS

Aberdeen Business Park Targets Water Quality with Filtration and Bioretention

Aberdeen’s new International Business Park, built next to the City’s International Airport, is delivering a best-practice Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) scheme using filtration and bioretention technologies from Hydro International to meet strict planning and pollutant removal criteria. A wide-variety of SuDS components have been included for the 31,000 m2 first phase of the development  to meet the […]

Welsh ‘Quality’ Treatment with New Bioretention System

One of the first UK installations of the innovative new Hydro Biofilter™ biofiltration system has brought attractive landscaping and stringent stormwater quality control to a sensitive location in Barry, South Wales. Vale of Glamorgan council decided to install three Hydro Biofilter™ units from Hydro International at the Business Service Centre (BSC) car park to meet […]

Raising a Toast to SuDS on a Scottish Mountain Highway

Highway degradation and surface water pollution in an environmentally sensitive area of the Scottish Cairngorms famous for its whisky production have been tackled with an imaginative SuDS Solution from Hydro International which has averted potential road safety problems on the A95. Poor drainage, flooding and freezing weather had led to a landslip and extreme surface […]

Retrofit SuDS Solves St Ives Flooding

A retrofit SuDS scheme, based on Hydro International’s stormwater storage and infiltration technologies and Hydro-Brake® Flow Controls has alleviated flooding problems at a busy town car park, caused by the frequent heavy rainfall.

SUDS ‘Made Homes Feasible’

A forward-looking sustainable drainage solution has helped make the development of 400 much-needed homes on the South Coast economically viable by using infiltration basins and a wetland pond with Hydro’s Stormbloc® to manage stormwater runoff.

Silt Removal ‘a must’ for Link Road

Construction of a new £30 million road to the north of Glasgow linking the town of Kirkintilloch to the motorway network has been constructed to high environmental standards. It required the installation of three Downstream Defender® Hydrodynamic Vortex Separators from Hydro International to remove silt and pollutants from surface water runoff near the town centre. […]

Infiltration Under the Gardens of Yorkshire Homes

For a new 32 home development in the little Wolds town of Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, Barratt York Ltd was required by local planners to ensure that the stormwater runoff did not exceed the discharge consents for the area. Consultant Engineer Carl Cawthorne of Building Design (Beverley) Ltd specified Hydro International’s Stormbloc® modular blocks to provide essential soil infiltration and avoid the requirement for storage or the control of discharge into a watercourse.

‘Missing Link’ in Scottish SUDS Dilemma

AN INNOVATIVE sustainable drainage solution using Hydro’s Downstream Defender® hydrodynamic vortex separator provided the ‘missing link’ in a scheme to minimise the environmental impact of an £8 million Scottish trunk road realignment.