BRIDGET JOYCE SQUARE
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
ROBERT BRAY ASSOCIATES
The project, realised by Robert Bay Associations, helped transform a dangerous and ugly road into a beautiful, safe community space. At the same time, it helps to improve water quality and reduce surface water flood risk.
• Improve water quality.
• High flood risk area because it is in the Counters Creek Sewer catchment.
• Ugly and dangerous street (crosswalk for children from school to playgrounds + not an easy school pickup).
• The loss of open space in the area when it floods.
• The large number of basements that have been built at the same level as the sewer system that floods with heavy rainfall.
The installation of pumping devices called FLIPs to protect individual basements and an enhanced gully and sewer cleaning programme to allow better drainage of rainwater.
Local planning will increase sewer capture at important points. This to reduce flooding. The SuDS is an important way of managing flows in the catchment. This is a key part of reducing the risk of flooding in the long term.