Stratford Riverside Regeneration

Project Name:  Stratford Riverside Regeneration
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon 
Client: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Net Value: £1,750,000


This Coventry & Warwickshire LEP funded project involved the environmental enhancement of a section of land to the side of the River Avon as it passes close to the Town Centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. The key aims of the project were to enhance the biodiversity of the area and allow for the future designation as a Local Nature Reserve, and to improve and control public accessibility so that it was in tune with the needs of the LNR.

As we have for this client on a number of previous occasions, we took on the provision of the entire pre-contract service provision, including all surveys, design and coordination. Bringing specialist ecologists and landscape architects on the journey, allowed the focus of improving biodiversity to come to the fore. Procurement of specialist works packages allowed us to carry out a range of diverse works, from replacing an old concrete footbridge with an accessible timber bridge, to the restoration of the former reed beds and flood meadows.

Whilst not unique, it is not usual in our industry for one professional consultant to procure, engage and manage all aspect of the pre-contract service. Tandem, with the help of trusted sub-consultants and specialists, provided all services, from surveys, design, procurement, Planning and all specialist input to the process.


Project Challenge

Our Response

Flood risk was a major issue on the project in that we had to demonstrate to the Environment Agency that the works we were undertaking on this floodplain would not increase the risk of flooding to surrounding areas, including the town of Stratford-on-Avon itself. 

Procuring the services of specialist flood management planners and a considerable amount of time modelling various options allowed us to finalise a design that did not adversely affect the action of the floodplain, in fact the capacity of flood storage upstream of the town was greatly improved.