SuDS Manual

Grant Associates worked alongside CIRIA and a specialist team for two years to develop the revised SuDS Manual that was launched in 2015.

The new 968-page manual focuses on the cost-effective planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of SuDS.

CIRIA has created the new SuDS Manual (C753) to highlight the value of rainwater and the benefits of its capture and management, rather than treating the element as a nuisance or problem. The manual aims to demonstrate how high quality drainage solutions can, as in the case of Grant Associates’ award-winning projects, improve the overall quality of all development schemes.

Alongside developing the graphic design and navigation of the manual, Grant Associates devised all the illustrations in the publication and authored Chapter 10, ‘Designing for the Urban Environment’.

During the process, Grant Associates’ team has drawn on its extensive national and international experience of creating projects that are inspired by SuDS.

  • CollaboratorsHR Wallingford, Environmental Protection Group, Illman Young
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • ClientCIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association)


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