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Flood Consequence Assessment

Morton-Roberts produced a Flood Consequence Assessment (FCA) to TAN15 to support a planning application for the construction of a new building near the confluence of a local watercourse and a main river within the Brecon Beacons National Park. The building, part of a farm diversification scheme...


Culvert inlet

Expert Witness Case

One of our senior staff acted as an expert witness in a case involving flooding from a small culverted watercourse in southern England. A blockage had formed in the culvert which resulted in extensive flooding to two properties during a period of high flows caused by melting snow combined with heavy rainfall.

Our expert witness provided opinion on the obligations of the various parties, the speed of occurrence of the flooding, the reasonable steps which one of the parties could have taken prior...


Culvert inlet

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE)

Morton-Roberts carried out the structural analysis of an existing steel platform supporting electrical equipment within the MICE Laboratory for client, J W Morris, of Bridgend. We then designed alterations to correct an existing structural defect. It is so rarely, if ever, that we have a chance to include the phases 'synchrotron' and 'speed of light' on our web site that we just had to include this project.



Flood Risk Assessment, Somerset

Morton-Roberts produced a Flood Risk Assessment for a 3ha greenfield site close to the River Frome in Somerset which the Client wanted to develop for residential purposes. The study examined the risk of flooding from various sources including fluvial (river), surface water, ground water, sewers as well as...

The study also investigated the possible SUDS techniques which would be appropriate at the site although the choice was restricted due to the predominant soil type which was...


River Frome near the study site
Local road bridge

Drainage for New

Morton-Roberts secured approval for the disposal of surface water from a new residential development on the site of a previously demolished property. This proved to be extremely challenging since Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) had imposed a moratorium on further surface water being discharged into their Gowerton sewer catchment...


Old quarry located close to development

Flooding Advice for Financial Services Company

Morton-Roberts provided advice to a financial services company regarding a flooding problem which affected their head office located in south west England. The lower floor of the office had flooded during the summer storms of 2007 and the company was anxious to ensure that it was suitably protected against future floods.


Counters Creek Flooding Scheme

One of our senior staff was seconded to Thames Water's Counters Creek team in Paddington, London during 2012 to assist in the preparation of outline sewerage designs. These were intended to address extensive property flooding in the Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, Fulham, Chelsea and Belgravia area...


Sandbags Lots Road Pumping Station

Flood Risk Assessment,
Newent, Gloucestershire

Morton-Roberts produced a Flood Risk Assessment to support a planning application for the change of use of an existing property from commercial to residential use. The 200 year old property was located close to the centre of Newent in Gloucestershire and appeared to be positioned on the boundary of flood zone 3, ie having a...


Property located close to town centre

Drainage for New Developments

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