Given the history of flooding of the River Doe Lea, it was critical that in advance of detailed highway design commencing, Mayer Brown’s drainage experts carried out extensive Flood Risk Analysis. Via liaison with the Environment Agency and with assistance from our Topographical Surveyors, an accurate model of the existing river was produced, and worst-case future scenarios were modelled. This enabled the heights of both Buttermilk Lane and the development site to be designed such that the risk of future flooding is minimised as much as possible.
During the life cycle of the project, Mayer Brown also provided cut and fill calculations for the development plots, helping to set the levels of the car parks and development units; liaised with Yorkshire Water to agree the design of foul water rising mains and pump stations; arranged the removal and relocation of Environment Agency flood monitoring equipment adjacent to the River Doe Lea culvert and provided Road Safety Audits before and after construction of the works.
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