Full Civil Engineering Design Package
Civilistix Consulting Engineers were appointed to prepare a detailed drainage and external hardstanding engineering package for a proposed care home consisting of 60 beds along with associated external hardstanding area.
Our drainage design utilised a full gravity approach to both surface and foul water. We kept the drainage system as shallow as possible whilst simultaneously preventing conflicts between drainage runs and ensuring surcharging of sewers during more severe storm events did not exceed cover levels
Our SuDS strategy was integrated with the space we had available and utilised permeable paving to the central car parking area with a beneath geo-cellular storage tank releasing runoff at 5 l/s.
Further to the proposed permeable paving accommodating a portion of the attenuation storage provision, it also allowed level design to be more flexible removing the need to orchestrate falls allowing for improved access to less mobile personnel within the car home facility. It also meant positive drainage features such as gullys and linear channels could be omitted, and savings made.