Water Environment

From the first publication of specific planning policy on flood risk in 2001 BWB has been at the forefront in providing pragmatic, commercial and effective advice to the UK’s leading developers on flood risk from both river and coastal sources.

Through our professionalism and expertise, our water team has developed a good working relationship with the Environment Agency. We do pride ourselves, however, on our independence and, unlike most other flood risk consultants of similar technical standing that are suppliers to the Environment Agency; we are prepared to challenge the Environment Agency’s technical data and requirements on behalf of our Clients. 

Our specialist team comprises an effective mix of engineers, environmental scientists and hydrologists that are able to deal comprehensively with the diverse demands of flood risk management, from complex modelling of rivers and floodplain to dealing with the softer stakeholder issues of landscape and ecological management.  Our work is delivered with a deep understanding of how the aquatic environment, sustainability and climate change issues may impact on development. Our solutions are underpinned by the sharp commercial focus and can-do attitude that defines all of BWB’s professional services. We now deliver over 300 flood risk assessments each year across all development sectors, covering all levels of development from single-plot housing to major mixed use urban extensions.  Whether it is river or coastal modelling, flood rise, river scour or restoration constraints that affect your development, BWB has the expertise you require.


College Gate, Oldbury

The College Gate development site is situated in Brandhall, a heavily urbanised area of Birmingham.

Following the original Outline Planning approval and purchase of the College Gate dev...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool Graham Littlewood

Brough South

BWB are delivering a range of multi-disciplinary services for the £100 million Brough South mixed-use development in Yorkshire. The 175-acre site in the town of Brough includes the former airfield of...

Key contacts: Simon Stanley Ashley Lowe

Royal Mail, Kilmarnock Delivery Office

As part of a due diligence appraisal exercise, property portfolios were assessed specifically in terms of flood risk. A variety of sources were investigated, with a rating system applied ranging from...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool Darren Harvey

T12 Link Road, Chellaston

As part of a wider strategic development known as Infinity Park, Derby, a proposed Link Road and construction of a Flood Alleviation Area had the potential to impact local watercourses. BWB provided a...

Key contacts: Iqbal Rassool Daniel Allum-Rooney

Trafford Waters

Trafford Waters is a major mixed use development alongside the Trafford Centre and the Manchester Ship Canal. The development provides a highly sustainable and high quality built environment with ext...

Key contacts: Warren Bennett