Case study category: Built environment

Large property business designs a climate change adaptation framework

Lead Lease have developed a five-stage Climate Change Adaptation Framework to make sure that climate change risks are considered across their development process.

Housing association produces a risk register and adaptation plan to protect its stock

Gentoo used the UKCIP Adaptation Wizard to complete a high level climate risk assessment and adaptation options scoping exercise as the first step towards protecting their strategic and operational objectives.

Creating sustainable drainage in a new housing scheme

Sustainable drainage features were included in the design and construction of a small scale development of affordable housing in Cambridgeshire.

Assessing a local authority’s vulnerabilities to climate change

Milton Keynes Council used key findings from UKCP09 to find projected changes to climate trends for the south east of England.

Flood resilience in a regeneration area provides a wetland nature park

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council worked with partners to provide greater flood protection, biodiversity and capacity for future climate change within the town.

Designing a climate-resilient school

Redevelopment of Redhill school in Worcestershire included a climate change impact assessment.

Adaptation planning for property services in a local authority

Oxfordshire County Council considered the risks to property stock from current weather, particularly summertime overheating.

Planting trees to cool an urban environment

The urban heat island effect may be more acutely felt in deprived areas – a Manchester-based project focused on urban greening to reduce these effects.

Incorporating adaptation into technical guidance

CIBSE have taken steps to take climate change into consideration in their technical guidance in order to build the capacity of their members’ profession.

Low-cost measures increase resilience to flooding in a rural area

Following severe flooding in October 2008, Devon County Council invested in cost effective solutions to increase local resilience to future such events.