Case studies

Case study of the month

Wallands Primary School Rainscape

Downpipes draining a large area of roof space were disconnected and directed through a playful rainscape. Other SuDS features include: rain planters, channels and rills, cascade, swales, permeable paving, meadow basins.

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The extent to which the case studies have embraced the SuDS principles and exemplary good practice will vary and will often reflect the availability of guidance, the brief from the client and the subsequent philosophy and design criteria.

However, all examples demonstrate the advantages of SuDS and provide improvements in either water quality, water quantity and amenity/biodiversity compared to traditional drainage. In some cases all of the broad objectives are realised as well as delivering other multiple benefits.

Many of the case studies below have been peer reviewed, we also have award submissions (ie case studies) that have not been peer reviewed that can also be found here. We now feature “Light” case studies that have not been peer reviewed, these are marked as such on the case studies and the thumbnail image.
  • Context
  • Type of case study
  • Type of development
  • Source control
  • Swales and conveyance channels
  • Filtration
  • Infiltration devices
  • Retention & detention
  • Inlets, outlets & control structures
  • Proprietary products
2B Landscape Consultancy: House and Garden SuDS Retrofit - light case study
ASDA supermarket, Leicester (Light case study)
Access Road, Chelmsford
Alcester Primary Care Centre, Warwickshire
All Saints School, Newmarket (Light Case Study)
Alma Road, rain gardens, London
Aztec West Business Park, South Gloucestershire
Bertha Park, Perth - light case study
Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, West Midlands
Bridget Joyce Square, London
Bristol University Auditorium, Bristol
Brockhurst Gate Retail Park, Gosport - light case study
Buckland House Car Park, Hampshire
Business Service Centre, Barry (Light case study)
Cambrian North basin, Llanelli (Light case study)
Counters Creek SuDS Retrofit (Light case study)
Derby Midland Station, retrofit tree pits, Derby
Derbyshire Street Pocket Park, London
East Ordsall Lane, Salford (Light case study)
Embleton Road SuDS, Bristol, (Light case study)
Firs Farm wetlands, London
Fleetwood Crescent, Peterborough (Light case study)
Forest Way School, Coalville, Leicestershire
Gibside View, Gateshead
Glebelands Park, Leicester - light case study
Glenbrook Wetlands, Enfield
Goldhawk road, London (Light case study)
Greener Grangetown, Cardiff (Light Case Study)
Greening streets, retrofit rain gardens, Nottingham
Grey to Green Phase 1, Sheffield (Light case study)
Grovelands Park Wetlands, London
Heads of the Valleys Road, Brynmawr (A465) (Light case study)
Heron Court Rain Gardens
Hollickwood Primary School, London
Hollington Primary School, Hastings
Home Development, Merthyr Tydfil (Light case study)
Houndsden Road Rain Gardens, London
Ikea, Greenwich - light case study
Jehovah’s Witnesses Britain Headquarters, Chelmsford - light case study
Junction 4, M8 Distribution Park (light case study)
Lamb Drove. Residential SuDS scheme, Cambourne
London Road, residential SuDS scheme, Leicestershire
Markham Vale North, Derbyshire - light case study
Measham Leisure Centre, Swadlincote (Light case study)
Middleport Pottery, retrofit SuDS, Stoke-on-Trent
Mill Lane, De Montfort University (Light case study)
Moorlands Junior School SuDS, Sale (Light case study)
Moulsecoomb Primary SuDS in Schools
Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford – managing exceedance
Old Street, Islington - light case study
Parkside Re-Development, Bromsgrove (Light case study)
Priors Farm Estate SuDS Retrofit, Cheltenham (Light case study)
Queen Caroline Estate, London
Queen Mary’s Walk, Llanelli
Rainwise Retrofit Scheme, Northeast England (Light case study)
Rathbone Market, London (Light case study)
Redland Green School, Bristol
Renfrew Close, London
Richmond Park, London (Light case study)
Rumbush Lane, Dickens Heath, (Light case study)
Ruskin Square Croydon (Light case study)
Southwell Rd Community De-Pave Garden (Light case study)
Springhill Cohousing Development, Springfield Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire
St Andrews Park, Uxbridge (light case study)
St. Mary’s Way, Sunderland
Stebonheath Primary School, Llanelli
Strutts Centre, Belper
Sustainable Track Drainage, Buckinghamshire (Light case study)
Sustainable drainage estates, Hammersmith and Fulham
The Surgery, Kington, Herefordshire
Victoria Park Health Centre, Leicester
Wallands Primary School Rainscape
Woodberry Down Regeneration (Light case study)
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