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Hampton Gardens

Project Details

Project: Hampton Road
Client: National House Builder
Value of Works: £14.5 Million
Date of Completion: Work commenced in November 2016 and the expected duration to completion is 8 years.

Project Details

This project aimed to deliver a bespoke sustainable drainage design which delivered commercial benefits for our client. Hampton Gardens involves the construction of 870 residential properties. Work commenced in November 2016 and the expected duration to reach completion is 8 years.


We were tasked with managing excess rainwater from private dwellings and conveying it to natural watercourse by using SuDS techniques. The design provided controlled flows and water quality enhancement. The proposed solution required the local highways authority, Peterborough City Council, to accept a water discharge into the proposed highway sub base. To achieve this acceptance, we had to prove that flood risk and management challenges had been addressed.


We directly connected rainwater downpipes into Coarse Graded Aggregate (CGA) in driveway sub-bases. As the water passed through the stone, it was naturally treated to improve its quality. The water then passed into the highway, which had the same CGA sub-base. The CGA then further infiltrated the water before discharging into traditional pipework. The final discharge is into a teardrop lake followed by a river.

Key Benefits

There has been a reduction in the impact of development thanks to the SuDS technique used
– The natural water cycle has been restored by mimicking natural water processes
– This approach has reduced the need for traditional road drainage (pipes and gullies)
– A successful design which could be incorporated into more projects in the future

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