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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.

Our Role

  • 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 
  • Transport  
  • Utilities  
  • Noise and vibration assessments  
  • Air quality  
  • Ground conditions  
  • Nutrient Neutrality  

The Outcome

  • 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. 

Project Highlights

  • Client: Hallam Land Management

Key Team Members

Senior Consultant – Utilities

Adam Melia

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Group Director of Cost and Commercial / Head of South West Office

Anthony Brown

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Technical Director, Highways, Environmental and Transition Group

Dean Swann

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Project Cost Consultant

Ismail Ali

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Project Consultant – Flood Risk and Drainage

Katherine Miller

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Group Director for Highways, Environment and Transition

Lee Witts

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Project Consultant

Siobhán McGlynn

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