Following on from the successful SuDS installation at Measham Leisure Centre, TRT is delivering a second scheme in Measham at the Riverside Estate off Wigeon Drive.
The work involves creating a linear swale to receive road drainage, leading to a series of three collection basins stalling the water before it eventually flows on into the river. The works will provide increased flood storage and flood resilience using Natural Flood Management (NFM) techniques. The features will capture sediment which carries potential pollutants, therefore helping to improve water quality.
The proximity of this scheme to a residential housing estate offers a great opportunity to secure increased community engagement and awareness of the value of natural flood management techniques to address flood risk. These works will complement adjacent river restoration features which are currently being created along the same stretch of the River Mease.
The first stage of the work was completed in spring 2018. The work is due to be completed in spring 2019, the work had to be paused to resolve a technical issue.
Below are the drawings for the design of the SuDS retrofit at Wigeon Drive