Susdrain SuDS awards 2020 winners' case study showcase pt. 1

Our second bi-annual susdrain SuDS Awards were held online this year. This celebratory event showcased outstanding projects across the UK and announced our SuDS Champion of 2020. Join us to hear the winners discuss their projects in more detail.



The susdrain SuDS Awards 2020 celebrated exceptional SuDS, and gave due recognition to a SuDS Champion who is instrumental in delivering exceptional SuDS.

The Awards provide a platform to share the best SuDS that have been implemented over the last four years, recognising high-quality planning, design, construction and maintenance of sustainable drainage. During the awards, finalists showcased the key elements of their schemes. This is a unique opportunity to get the inside track on the winning projects with in-depth case studies presented by the teams involved. 

This first of two webinars showcases three of the winning projects about which the judges commented: 

Pocket Parks in South East London – winner in the retrofit small scale category 
Great examples of delivery of the three pillars of SuDS which look good and are                  applicable everywhere.
These schemes are well integrated with the highway and the before and after images          really show the ‘wow factor’.

Climate Innovation District – winner in the new build large scale category 
Very innovative approach in a difficult site with limited space.
A great example of maximising opportunities and doing multi-functionality well.
This is a pace-setting development demonstrating there is always room for SuDS.

Greener Grangetown – winner in the retrofit large scale category and overall winner
An extremely well-considered and extensive retrofit SuDS scheme.
Clever systems are used to convey surface water and reduce combined sewer                      overflow spills.
Evidence of benefits are demonstrated, the level of consultation was amazing and the          residents love it.

Click here to discover which award-winning SuDS projects will be featured in the second webinar on 28 September 2020.

Why attend
Gain more insight into award-winning SuDS delivery including the design philosophy            and process.
Understand what constitutes a successful SuDS scheme from replicable case studies.
Discover how SuDS professionals are rising to the challenge of delivering SuDS and              attractive places.
Earn valuable CPD.

Who should attend

SuDS designers 
SuDS champions 
Local authorities 
Lead Local Flood Authorities 
Drainage engineers 
Landscape architects 
Trade bodies

Friday 18 September 2020
11:00 - 12:30

11:00 Welcome and introduction
Charlotte Markey, Green Urbanisation Innovation Manager,
Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation

What do successful SuDS look like?  

11:10 Pocket Parks, South East London: Retrofit small scale SuDS
Don Albrecht, Director, Ireland Albrecht Landscape Architects

11:30 Climate Innovation District, Leeds: New build large scale SuDS
Paul Morris, Director, Civic Engineers

11:50 Greener Grangetown, Cardiff: Retrofit large scale SuDS
Martyn Evans, Arweinydd Tîm | Team Leader, Tîm Rheoleiddio'r Dyfodol |                    Regulatory Futures Team, Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru, Natural Resources Wales
Ian Titherington, Senior Engineer, Cardiff City Council
Chris Ellis, Senior Water Engineer, Infrastructure, Arup      

12:10 Interactive discussion and Q&A

12:30 Closing remarks

Free for all to attend 

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