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FPS Environmental are a team of industry-leading civil engineers, flood risk assessors and drainage design consultants.
The importance of drainage design has previously been overlooked within development projects; however, it is now a key component within any planning application. At FPS Environmental, we tailor the project scope to the client’s requirements, providing specialist drainage designs for developments of all sizes.
Sustainable Drainage Design
Sustainable drainage design is the process of designing and engineering systems to manage and control the flow of water in a specific area. The goal of sustainable drainage design is to reduce the risk of flooding, protect property and infrastructure, and maintain the natural hydrological processes of an area.
Drainage design typically includes:
- Site assessment and catchment review, to include a topographical study, review of existing drainage network and connectivity, flood risk, and ground cover (e.g grass, hardstanding etc).
- Development reviews to understand the end user requirements for the site.
- Potential site investigatory works such as an infiltration test to determine if soakaways are suitable.
- Modelling, via computer systems such as Microdrainage or Infodrainage to design and model the new drainage network, ensuring its suitability for the site.
Sewer Connections and Discharge Consents
At FPS Environmental, we assist in drainage connection and adoption applications which are required by the local water authorities which own, manage and maintain the public sewer networks.
We can also assist with pre-planning enquiries which are recommended initial consultations with the water authorities to determine whether or not they have the capacity to receive the flows from the proposed development.
Below-Ground Drainage Design (surface, foul, combined, lab, land)
FPS Environmental cover all aspects of below-ground drainage design, from concept to construction, including drainage strategy reports, design drawings, specifications and 3d modelling (BIM). We can design any type of below-ground drainage system to suit the site requirements and constraints, with a focus on delivering peak design performance and cost efficiency.
Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are a key part of surface water drainage solutions, providing water quality improvements and other environmental benefits such as reducing pollution, and increasing biodiversity. SuDS can help manage and reduce flood risk along with helping to combat the effects of climate change. SuDS form part of the National Planning Policy Framework and are required by local authorities for surface water drainage strategies submitted for planning approval. Incorporation of SuDS is also required in order to achieve certain BREEAM credits. At FPS Environmental we can provide innovative design solutions for sustainable drainage systems, from concept to planning and through to detailed design for construction.
For surface water drainage we can also design attenuation, flow controls and soakaways (where the site conditions allow for infiltration).
Some common types of SuDS include; rain gardens, filter drains, bioretention areas, detention basins, ponds, swales, permeable paving, geo-cellular tanks and rainwater harvesting tanks. We can also help with the specification and coordination of blue, green and brown roofs.
Please see below a snapshot of some of the other services we offer:
- Specifying Foul Pumping Stations for development
- Private drainage diversions
- Public drainage diversions i.e. Section 185 agreement works (with local water authority
- Drainage build-over agreements (with local water authority)
- Soakaway sizing and design
- Specifications for infiltration testing
- Specifications for CCTV Drainage survey
- Pump and emergency storage sizing
- Existing drainage network capacity checks and reporting
- Pre-development applications (with local water authority)
- Section 106 applications (with local water authority)
FPS Environmental were great to work with. They responded immediately to my initial enquiry and followed up quickly with a quote. A very friendly, efficient and professional service. Thanks!
Karen was a pleasure to deal with and entirely professional. Thanks!
FPS completed a flood risk assessment for me. Really helpful company. Very flexible with the many amendments needed! The final report is excellent.
Good to work with, Karen always helpful, and provided a detailed and professional report in a timely fashion.
Excellent phone based advice on a prospective property purchase.
“Simon is a very experienced flood protection specialist. He was very professional and knowledgeable in his services.”
“The survey and report were very thorough and really gave me what I needed”
“The report is professional and informative, as indeed were the two surveyors who attended our property”
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FPS Environmental Ltd, Unit 36, Criftin Enterprise Centre, Oxton Road, Epperstone, NG14 6AT
FPS Environmental Ltd, Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX
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