"AWP were selected from 4 consultants to produce a Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) for our project. Value, not cost, was key in appointing them having discussed our requirements. The FRA report was compiled in good time and furthermore Rob Ward went the extra mile to assist us months after the document was completed to add extra value. Without their input, planning permission would not have been granted."

Mike WebbManaging DirectorSeaton Beach Developments Ltd. www.seatonbeach.co.uk

Seaton Beach wins two International Property Awards


Seaton Beach, a seafront development of eight luxury apartments, built to Passivhaus standards, was recently chosen as the ‘Best Sustainable Residential Development in the UK’ in the International Property Awards. The penthouse also won 'Best Apartment, Devon' at the same awards ceremony. 

We undertook the FRA to help secure full planning permission back in 2017. The site, and all of the surrounding area, is located in the high risk flood zone. Therefore, as part of our FRA, we assessed the impact of the 1 in 200 year return period wave overtopping the existing coastal flood defence for the 100 year design life of the residential apartments. The predicted impact of climate change along the Devon coast over the next 100 years has sea levels rising by over 1.1m. As a result, many existing flood defences will no longer provide adequate protection.  

We were able to demonstrate to the Environment Agency, and ultimately East Devon District Council as the local planning authority, that the development will be safe from flooding throughout its design life and will improve the position from the current scenario.

We think the development looks fantastic. 

Images reproduced courtesy of Seaton Beach