Bradford Council and partners visit our Saltaire environmental team

Our Saltaire team were privileged to host Saira Ali and Edward Norfolk of Bradford Council last week along with their delegation of European partners from the Interreg North Sea Region. The delegation was paying a visit to Bradford to understand the restoration and blue/green infrastructure development work being promoted along the Canal Road corridor.

Physical Augmented Reality Model

Peter Harrison, Technical Director for Landscape Architecture, Jon Whitmore, Lead in Hydroecology, and Jenny Broomby, Environmental Research and Sustainability Assistant, were able to show first hand the application of our investment in Research and Development with the Physical Augmented Reality Model (PARM) of Keswick.

In partnership with Nottingham University we have developed the PARM. The model shows the impact of different rainfall events and flood defence scenarios in Keswick. The PARM consists of a 3D printed scale model of the town, based on LIDAR data, with a projector that overlays information on to the 3D model.

Visit the JBA Trust website to find out more about the PARM and other physical models.

Renaturalisation of Bradford Beck

We were also able to talk briefly to Bradford Council and their delegation about some of our other related services. This provided an opportunity for our partners to see the innovative work being carried out within the district including our work on the original feasibility report for the renaturalisation of Bradford Beck within the study area of our Poplar Road project.

In 2017 we also worked with Bradford Council and other stakeholders on the review of water management practices across the district following the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

Read more about the review and the partners involved in our Knowledge Hub.

Want to know more?

Email Jon Whitmore for more information on the above. You can also find out more on our environmental services web pages which include catchment and river restoration, communication and stakeholder engagement and environmental impact assessments.

Read more about Interreg North Sea Region’s visit to Bradford in their blog.

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