Sustainable Drainage Systems

The use of SuDS is increasingly required on development to serve several functions:

  • Control of runoff water rates and volumes, thereby reducing downstream flood risk
  • Reducing pollutant concentrations and act as a buffer for accidental spills to improve runoff water quality
  • To enhance the amenity value of the site and promote biodiversity

If incorporated from inception, SuDS schemes can offer a very economical drainage solution with added value and ecological benefits.

Our SuDS experience ranges from the use of private and adoptable permeable paving to wet and dry swales, infiltration and detention ponds and the use of landscaping to convey and clean surface water.

As well as designing SuDS for all scenarios, at Ingent we are also able to provide management and maintenance schemes for the construction and lifetime of SuDS.

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Ingent Consulting Engineers designed a traditional drainage network to convey surface water runoff to the existing ditch network for the proposed residential development consisting of 110 new properties.

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Ingent Consulting Engineers have been involved with this 38ha greenfield site near Daventry during its progress to market, on behalf of the vendor.

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Orchards Green, Ely - drainage strategy

Proposed residential developments consisting of 198 new properties and associated parking.

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