Retrofit SuDS in the real world - John Brewington & Paul Crawford

John Brewington  

This presentation will introduce two retrofit SuDS projects which form part of a wider programme of work focussed on reducing the impact of urban diffuse pollution on water bodies in the Midlands.

The Day Brook green streets project delivered 21 retrofit rain gardens in a residential street in Nottingham. The scheme was developed through a partnership between Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Nottingham City Council and the Environment Agency. The presentation will introduce the scheme and present evaluation of rain garden performance and resident acceptance.

The Lincoln Street Wetland is the next SuDS project to be developed by the Nottingham partnership. The scheme will see a surface water sewer intercepted and diverted into a reedbed within a pocket park. The scheme has been designed to deliver water quality improvements, flow attenuation and habitat enhancement. The presentation will describe the challenges and opportunities of working collaboratively when designing a retrofit project which delivers multiple benefits.

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Paul Crawford