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SuDS in the City – Manchester

Event Date: 03/07/2019

Wednesday 3rd July

8:30am – 1pm

Executive Boardroom, Saint James’s Building, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EG


Many of us are aware of the value of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) as a tool for managing surface water runoff and that there is a need to consider them when designing new build and associated landscaping. But when we are considering the integration of SuDs the same old questions continue to be raised like:

How can we deliver SuDs when the opportunities are limited?
What are the incentives for delivering SuDS?
Where should we be focusing our delivery efforts and what are the strategic drivers for more SuDS?

To help answer these questions, City of Trees have helped to bring together a range of expert speakers to talk about how SuDS can be integrated into our cities.


  • David Hackett – Biora Group
  • Mark Turner – Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Charlotte Markey – GreenBlue Urban
  • Bryan Cosgrove – City of Trees
  • Zorica Todorovic – MCC/Atkins
  • Craig Moley – Bruntwood
  • Sophie Tucker – United Utilities


This event is aimed at Planning Officers, Developers/Investors, Landscape Architects, highways/drainage engineers and anyone with an interest in making our towns and cities more resilient to climate change.

For more information and to register your place for free, click here:

There is also the opportunity to visit Bruntwood’s Circle Square where SuDS have been integrated into the public realm elements of the major City Centre commercial and residential development. Places for this tour are limited – to register your interest email¬†or