Regeneration of Spon End Coventry Coventry

The district of Spon End is a suburb immediately to the west of Coventry City Centre. The project site covers 6.5 ha and comprises blocks of flats and a parade of shops which have reached the end of their useful life. Citizen Housing Group is proposing to redevelop and repurpose the site, providing 500 dwellings and a community facility. 

The site is divided by The River Sherbourne and is at risk from both fluvial and pluvial flooding. The area adjacent to the watercourse is in Flood Zone 3 (up to 1:100 chance of flooding) and most of the rest is in Flood Zone 2 (between 1:100 and 1:1000 chance of flooding).   

Our Role 

Our Civil Engineering Team provided flood risk advice in conjunction with hydrologists at McCloy Consulting. This informed the development of the masterplan prepared by architects Baily Garner. 

As part of the assessment, we prepared a detailed hydraulic model to investigate the implications of flooding on the development. This took account of the climate change allowances of up to 70% to comply with the Environment Agency’s (EA) technical guidance. 

Added Value  

In collaboration with Baily Garner, our team identified which areas were at greatest risk of flooding and steered the development towards the lower risk areas.   

Where this was not feasible, we developed mitigation measures with the Architect in the form of flood compensation. This included using voids under the proposed buildings to maintain compliance with the EA’s technical guidance.

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