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From the first publication of specific planning policy on flood risk in 2001 BWB has been at the forefront in providing pragmatic, commercial and effective advice to the UK’s leading developers on flood risk from both river and coastal sources.

Through our professionalism and expertise, our water team has developed a good working relationship with the Environment Agency. We do pride ourselves, however, on our independence and, unlike most other flood risk consultants of similar technical standing that are suppliers to the Environment Agency; we are prepared to challenge the Environment Agency’s technical data and requirements on behalf of our Clients. 

Our specialist team comprises an effective mix of engineers, environmental scientists and hydrologists that are able to deal comprehensively with the diverse demands of flood risk management, from complex modelling of rivers and floodplain to dealing with the softer stakeholder issues of landscape and ecological management.  Our work is delivered with a deep understanding of how the aquatic environment, sustainability and climate change issues may impact on development. Our solutions are underpinned by the sharp commercial focus and can-do attitude that defines all of BWB’s professional services. We now deliver over 300 flood risk assessments each year across all development sectors, covering all levels of development from single-plot housing to major mixed use urban extensions.  Whether it is river or coastal modelling, flood rise, river scour or restoration constraints that affect your development, BWB has the expertise you require.

Projects

Mount Dairy Farm, Cheswick Green

BWB assisted the Client with securing planning permission for c. 220 dwellings in the Cheswick Green area of Solihull. BWB provided flood risk, drainage, Utilities and transport advisory services to ...

Key contacts: Stuart Nelmes

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Redditch Eastern Gateway

Promotion of circa 30ha site spanning three planning authorities and two counties, for employment usage through outline to delivery. Extensive negotiations were required with a number of stakeholders,...

Key contacts: Andy Passmore Richard Day

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Follingsby Max

Development of circa 90Ha of greenfield farmland to form an industrial / distribution hub off the A194 in Gateshead. BWB have provided multi-disciplinary engineering services to successfully deliver ...

Key contacts: Dominic Ginty

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T12 Link Road, Chellaston

As part of a wider strategic development known as Infinity Park, Derby, a proposed Link Road and construction of a Flood Alleviation Area had the potential to impact local watercourses. BWB provided a...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool

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College Gate, Oldbury

The College Gate development site is situated in Brandhall, a heavily urbanised area of Birmingham.

Following the original Outline Planning approval and purchase of the College Gate dev...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool Graham Littlewood

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Brough South

BWB are delivering a range of multi-disciplinary services for the £100 million Brough South mixed-use development in Yorkshire. The 175-acre site in the town of Brough includes the former airfield of...

Key contacts: Ashley Lowe

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Imperial Street, Bromley-by-Bow

Commissioned to enable the construction of the Imperial Street development of 900 new homes as well as workspaces, retail and leisure space within Bromley-by-Bow, East London. This Guinness developmen...

Key contacts: Tim Loveridge David Radley

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Royal Mail, Kilmarnock Delivery Office

As part of a due diligence appraisal exercise, property portfolios were assessed specifically in terms of flood risk. A variety of sources were investigated, with a rating system applied ranging from...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool Darren Harvey

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Trafford Waters

Trafford Waters is a high density residential development with mixed use and commercial elements located in Trafford City, adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal and near to the Trafford Centre. The d...

Key contacts: Warren Bennett

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