Surface Water Pumping Station, Bransholme

Planning Consultancy

Multiple award winning pumping station protects 15,000 homes from storm water flooding in Kingston upon Hull.

We worked closely with GHA Livigunn on the replacement of Bransholme Surface Water Pumping Station in Hull for Black + Veatch and Yorkshire Water. Situated in a sensitive location, close to housing and the River Hull, the project involved significant consultation with the local community, resulting in a sympathetic brick construction to reflect the local houses and a living green roof. The project was designed using a collaborative 3D model and includes eight 'blue whale-sized' Archimedes screw pumps, which can transfer the equivalent of an Olympic swimming pool’s-worth of stormwater into the storage lagoon in less than two minutes. Once stored, the water is then slowly released into the River Hull.