Properties across Hetton Road, Leeds suffered sewer flooding during heavy rainfall, with the heavily urbanised area offering little room for the required storage solution.

The Brief 

Pick Everard was appointed to provide protection from sewer flooding within the client’s strict affordability criteria. The client required a thorough investigation and preparation of a business case for approval, with a detailed design then produced to bring the approved solution to life.

Our Response 

2D hydraulic modelling confirmed complex overland flow flooding mechanisms, with a wide central verge identified for construction of the storage scheme. The solution comprised multiple shaft storage and no-dig techniques.

Comprehensive risk assessments also ensured all construction issues were mitigated.

Key Facts 

  •  2D modelling utilised to understand complex flood  mechanism.
  • Innovative approach adopted to locate an appropriate solution within the heavily urbanised area.
  • Construction issues addressed through comprehensive approach to risk assessment.

Project Information

Client: BarhaleWSP

Value: £2.4 million