Our brief was to provide a phase 1 environmental report and a flood risk assessment.
The site comprises the former British Legion building with its small service yards along Arklow Road. The site is in close proximity to a railway viaduct with immediate context made up of public open space, industrial and residential usage.
The development comprisec 26 apartments distributed over a block ranging from four to five storeys and including 348m² ground floor commercial floorspace. Associated with these are amenity roof terraces and balconies, together with car parking and cycle storage.
The Flood Risk Assessment found that the site lies within the flood plain of the River Thames but benefits from flood defences. There is a residual risk of flooding at the site due to the possibility of either over topping or a breach of the River Thames defences. In the FRA it was demonstrated that there was no significant risk posed to public health and safety by the proposed development.