Perry Common regeneration scheme – Phase 5, Dovedale Road


Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) managing surface water runoff from roofs, roads and other hard surfaces is a requirement for all new property developments. Planning applications are expected to include a Surface Water Drainage Strategy.

Birmingham Metropolitan Housing Trust wanted to develop 100 new homes on previously developed land at Perry Common in Birmingham. They asked us to develop a sustainable drainage approach which would minimise flood risk and water quality problems, whilst integrating into a wider landscape Green Infrastructure (GI) plan.


Varying outputs were undertaken to achieve the clients desired outcomes including:

  • Appraisal of SuDS options
  • Conceptual design
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Outline design and hydraulic modelling
  • Planning submission
  • Detailed design to construction.


By conducting these varying outputs, we helped the client with:

  • Early establishment of the preferred option
  • Reduced costs – Birmingham City Council’s parks department adopted the SuDS
  • Significant reductions in local flood risk maintenance.

Want to know more?

Contact Chris Scott for more information on this specific project and how we can help you in future SuDS projects.

Our SuDS specialists, with over 10 years’ experience, can help you design high quality cost effective SuDS that are acceptable to Planners, Regulators and other stakeholders. We write much of the Guidance used by many Local Authorities and use our in-depth knowledge of local, regional and national SuDS drainage requirements to efficiently deliver projects.

Our team of Engineers, Landscape Architects and Hydrologists can support the development of schemes in any sector and at any scale, from pre-planning advice and appraisals through to the detailed development and design of a scheme. We also support its implementation as part of a comprehensive Green Infrastructure plan.

Our range of services include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Green infrastructures and open space planning
  • Technical design
  • Construction design and implementation.

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