Working with commercial clients, developers, and landowners, our experts support you in avoiding expensive and disruptive damages caused by flooding. Our flood and drainage solutions consider the landscape and built environment to take appropriate action and increase flood resilience. 

Our professional landscape architects, ecologists, and designers, create flood solutions including; flood alleviation schemes (FAS), civils-based schemes, and natural flood solutions.

All our solutions can be installed by our construction teams, working with hydrologists, and civil engineers, and subsequently maintained by our nature-first grounds maintenance division. 

Flood and drainage solutions for people:

Our solutions aim to work with developers and customers to achieve their flood resilience and drainage aims and to alleviate wider flooding issues by:

  • Reducing rainwater surcharging drainage systems after periods of heavy rain
  • Naturally cleaning water at the source 
  • Working with nature to improve rainfall infiltration back into soils

Design: Our professional services team works with expert landscape architects, ecologists, and designers to create a solution that works with existing and future infrastructure.

Planning: During planning, our experts can help maximise space available for developments by integrating drainage and flood solutions into pre-existing areas and into your proposals. 

They can also work with our expert ecologists in our Green Gains Solutions team to utilise flood solutions in BNG offsetting. 

We design and engineer Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) that take into consideration stormwater runoff, improvement of water quality, and biodiversity enhancements, including: 

  • Rain Gardens
  • Wetlands
  • Green Roofs
  • Swales

Such solutions can also be an integrated part of a development need to demonstrate biodiversity net gain (BNG). 

Professional hydrologists and civil engineers work with designers to create attenuation and settlement ponds that protect your properties from water surges, whilst also managing the flow of water that enters water systems. 

Explore Headstone Manor Recreational Grounds, a BALI Principcal award-winning project supporting a FAS with the construction of a 20,000 m3 storage basin in addition to a sediment pond. 

Our teams offer the creation and management of wetlands and ponds, with appropriate services such as:

  • Reed Bed Management 
  • Wetland planting and maintenance 

These systems act as a flood solution, as well as a natural filter for stormwater.  

Explore Great Linford Manor Park, a BALI award-winning project to 'Reveal, Revive & Restore' a historic park, where works including the draining and dredging of history ponds restore depth and improve water quality. 

Beyond installation, our grounds maintenance teams maintain and support the continued development of wetlands, swales, SuDs, and all our flood solutions. 

Explore Little Cowbridge Wood, a 22-acre new broadleaf woodland boarding the River Wid and containing wet woodlands and floodplain maintenance. Maintained by Ground Control since 2019.

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