Flood Prevention

£4.28 million Flood Defences Go Underground, Overground in London Parks

Southwark Flood Defence - Stormcell® Installation

A £4.28m award-winning flood defence project in Southwark, South London, is combining above and below-ground temporary flood storage to create a pioneering solution at two sensitive and historic parks.

Northallerton Flood Alleviation Scheme is Built with Sustainable Vortex Technology

Northallerton Flood Alleviation

A new £3.1 million flood alleviation scheme in the North Yorkshire town of Northallerton is using innovative vortex flow control technology to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in the town.

Flow Controls Bring Much-needed Flood Relief in Telford

Photo courtesy of Mouchel

An ingenious drainage scheme has provided much-needed relief to a flood-prone Telford community. Engineers used complex vortex flow control technology to solve a difficult problem, maximising the storage volumes available to keep within flood protection limits. The existing drainage scheme in a part of Wellington, between the M54 and A5, was failing to prevent flooding […]

New Glasgow Flood Defences Pass Their First Test

White Cart Water Flood Prevention Schme

Just four weeks after the White Cart Flood Prevention Scheme had its official inauguration, new flood defences successfully held back rising water and helped protected hundreds of homes and businesses within Glasgow. Heavy rain and wind at the end of November caused flooding across many parts of Scotland.  Officials at Glasgow City Council said that […]

Wigan’s ‘Radical’ Flood Solution

Aerial photo of Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency’s radical solution to hold back water from the River Douglas, just a mile from the town centre, has provided the answer to reducing the flood risk to around 600 properties.

Holding Back Glasgow’s Floods


The world’s largest ever Hydro-Brake® Flow Control devices have been installed as part of Glasgow City Council’s £53 million White Cart Water Flood Prevention scheme. The scheme is designed to protect 1,750 properties in the South of the city from the risk of flooding.

High Street Flood Protection


As part of the flood alleviation programme for the main street of the pretty Leicestershire village of Worthington, Severn Trent Water designed a 310 m3 stormwater storage facility. To provide the discharge control, Severn Trent Water specified a Hydro-Brake® Flow Control, which ensures a maximum discharge of 40 l/s to the local watercourse treatment works.

Weedon Dam Flood Alleviation Scheme


The pretty Northampton villages around Weedon, in the upper River Nene valley, suffered disastrous flooding in 1998, with Weedon Bec being particularly affected.