Trent Rivers Trust has managed the design and construction of a retro fit SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Scheme) to the Leisure Centre in Measham funded by the Catchment Partnership Action Fund.
This project has shown the value of a SuDS system to local people and what can be achieved through a partnership approach.
Working closely with stakeholders, funders and the site owners, Measham Parish Council, TRT and designers Robert Bray Associates have developed an exciting scheme which will showcase various techniques of retrofitting Suds an existing built environment.
This project uses the landscape to reduce flood risk and pollution by delivering a controlled flow of clean water into the River Mease SSSI/SAC. This benefits the local community, wildlife and helps to meet Water Framework Directive targets to achieve good ecological status.
Colin Manifold, the Chairman of Measham Parish Council says of the scheme:
“The project is a great asset for the Leisure Centre and village. It looks fantastic and is doing a good job of storing rain water, reducing flood risk in Measham.”