ACO Water Management’s StormBrixx system has been utilised as part of an exemplar SuDS design for exceedance. ACO worked closely with the project engineers for Telford Co-Operative Academy, to develop a multi-functional solution able to manage a 1:100 year event plus an uplift of 30% for climate change - equating to around 1000m3 of surface water. The Telford Co-Operative Academy’s main building, all weather sports field and car park form three substantial drainage elements, which threw up a number of challenges for Telford and Wrekin Council
and the project contractor Shepherd Construction.
With a clear priority focused on surface water quantity, managing water on or near the surface became a design goal, not only to reduce costs but also to facilitate easy maintenance. Telford and Wrekin’s engineers therefore turned to ACO - and its StormBrixx geocellular stormwater management system was central to the scheme. The solution involved connecting the drainage to the highway surface water sewer just over 400mm from the site boundary and the design needed to incorporate a number of multi-functional elements, to meet wide-ranging demands.
Mr Jalving from Telford & Wrekin Council commented "ACO’s StormBrixx met the needs of the project on a number of levels. Its brick bonding assembly ensures full structural integrity when installed and offers efficiencies in transport and on-site storage as well. Furthermore, the concrete man-access chamber will make inspections and maintenance easy, which is critical for the academy.”