Vernon Road is located in a residential area of Edgbaston, Birmingham. There are four properties on the I20 FLOODS2 register (No’s 63,65,67 and 69 Vernon Road). Flooding in the area was first recorded in 1985.with timber flood gates installed at the front of the properties affected in 2005. At present the combined 450mm dia sewer in Vernon Road has insufficient capacity resulting in flooding at the affected properties.
CPC Civils were successfully awarded the Vernon Road contract in 2013 and completed works later that year. Vernon Road is located within a residential area of Edgbaston, Birmingham and situated within 500 meters of St Paul’s School for Girls. The scheme involved eliminating local flooding by installing a pre-cast storage tank with culvert chambers to replace an existing 450mm diameter combined sewer.
The replacement storage tank measured 130 meters in length, 3 meters by 2 meters in dimension and included a dry weather flow which created 629m3 of storage. There were 64 units installed in sections, with 6 of the units having pre-drilled core holes to allow lateral connection from other systems.