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, [...]
The construction of UPP’s new hall of residence at The University of Exeter has incorporated an innovative and space-saving, stormwater storage solution, using Hydro Stormbloc® within the foundation of the building. UPP, the UK’s leading provider of campus infrastructure and residential management services, is delivering the Birks Hall development as part of a £275 million [...]
The Hydro Stormbloc® modular underground storage and infiltration system has been awarded prestigious British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification following a rigorous independent testing and validation programme. The endorsement confirms that cellular design of Stormbloc® meets high product performance specifications and quality manufacturing standards, backed by physical testing witnessed by the BBA and auditing of [...]
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.
Swales are shallow, linear channels with gently sloping slides and a wide flat bottom, that provide a means of collecting and conveying surface water as part of a SUDS treatment train. They are usually planted with grasses, reeds or other suitable vegetation to slow down the flow of water and help to trap particulate pollutants.
A SUDS pond is a man-made pool that enables storage of stormwater in a natural environment with aquatic vegetation planted along its banks that encourages wildlife. Ponds provide stormwater attenuation and flood alleviation whilst providing a landscaped amenity in housing or commercial developments.
Infiltration basins are man-made depressions, engineered to hold back surface water and let it infiltrate into the soil, thus reducing the volume of run-off needing to be conveyed to end-of-pipe systems. Basins can be landscaped to create structures that appear natural and offer an amenity value for the local community.
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.
The Thickthorn Park and Ride, Norwich, at the interchange of the A11 and A47 Trunk routes was the culmination of several years’ infrastructure improvements by Norfolk County Council to the City’s points of entry by road. Stormbloc® infiltration modules from Hydro International were chosen to ensure that stormwater runoff from the car park complied with Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) principles, as well as withstanding loading from the varying depths of backfill and traffic levels.
New schools in Exeter are able to teach a lesson or two about sustainable drainage after engineered infiltration systems were installed in order to comply with SUDS guidelines.
A major new sustainable road drainage scheme is providing stormwater control and reducing flooding risk following the £9.5 million improvement of the A340 Aldermaston Road in Basingstoke.
Infiltration is a priority process for Sustainable Drainage Systems to ensure control of water as close as possible to the point of falling and mimic natural processes.