With a population of 118,400, Ashford is a growth town that has severe problems with flooding. The major rivers and tributaries flow toward the town centre, which causes many properties to flood.
- We were brought in to support development proposals to the south of the town, with a focus on understanding the existing flooding mechanisms and potential options for mitigation. Our services included:
- Flood risk/drainage
- Noise and vibration assessments
- Air quality
- Ground conditions
- Nutrient Neutrality
- We built flood simulation models using the latest computational methods, which were able to understand the extent, depths and velocities of the flooding before using the system to develop alleviation strategies.
- Linking closely to the local planning policies, strategic flood alleviation facilities have been designed which significantly reduce peak flood water flows being conveyed toward the town, removing over 300 properties from risk of flooding.