Sidmouth Amphitheatre – a flood defence hidden in plain sight

Wednesday 11th October 2023 2:30PM – 2:30PM
Location/Venue: All Saints Church Hall EX10 8ES

The flood alleviation scheme located at the Knowle Arena in Sidmouth is a unique blend of public performance space, parkland, somewhere for people to socialise, and ultimately to divert and temporarily store surface water.

This talk will explain the development of this project from identifying Sidmouth as a high risk flood location, to the solution development which began with a more traditional approach, before evolving into the multi-use space.

With Paul Hargreaves, Senior Associate Director of Water and Environment, and Gloria Rugual Munoz, Water Engineer, Jacobs.

Paul Hargreaves is a civil engineer who specialises in surface water management, and leads Jacobs’ UK and European team of specialists in this field. Paul’s experience spans the writing of National guidance, best practice publications, supplementary planning documents, overseeing the delivery of Drainage and Wastewater Management Plans, Flood Risk Assessments, Surface Water Management Plans, feasibility design, outline design, detailed design and site supervision. 

Gloria Rigual Muñoz is a water engineer at Jacobs. Her experience includes the development of surface water drainage design for local authorities from concept to detailed stage, hydraulic modelling and construction site supervision, and is currently involved in rail infrastructure drainage design. She was part of the design team involved in the Sidmouth Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2.

This talk has been organised in partnership with the Sid Vale Association. Entry £2.50. Refreshments available.