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Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Gogarburn, Edinburgh (light case study)


The Gogarburn campus is within 1 km of Edinburgh airport and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requested that no large areas of standing water were used, which would increase the bird-strike risk to the airport. The initial design of attenuation ponds was converted to wetlands which were acceptable to the CAA since no standing water would be visible to birds from the air.  A large basin, in the form of an informal amphitheatre cut into an area of banking was used to increase the flood storage capacity during times of high flows.  Swales were also planted up to form linear wetlands which in turn offered good connectivity as a green network throughout the campus.

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