Planning permission has been attained for a site on St. Rule Street in Wandsworth, currently occupied by a mixed-use development of housing and commercial property, to convert two floors to newly reconfigured flats. The Keen Partnership submitted the plans for the current five-story building, of which the ground floor is vacant commercial property, to convert the bottom two floors to produce six new residences.
Stomor were commissioned to carry out work on the site – namely a Flood Risk Assessment, to detail the risk factors associated with the site’s location in the Environmental Agency’s Flood Zone 3a.
The Environmental Agency’s Flood Maps outline the concern surrounding flood risk for the site at St. Rule Street – with Flood Zone 3a generally referring to an around 1:100 likelihood of flooding at a site. Stomor undertook detailed modelling and analysis to determine the actual risk for the site in question – before determining a number of potential resilience measures that could be outlined to enable safe and acceptable residence on the site, allowing the passage of planning permissions.
21st January 2021
Civil Engineering Design, Flooding & Drainage