Our Services

Ardent Consulting Engineers was formed in 2005 to provide transport, infrastructure planning/engineering and flood risk management advice to our private and public sector clients. We have particular expertise in residential developments, on both Greenfield and Brownfield sites, together with understanding the broader flood risk management issues.

The company currently employs over 35 staff with a range of experience. We are particularly proud of the extensive and varied development experience of our staff who are able to offer a wide range of services, drawing upon their extensive and varied expertise when working on development schemes within multi-disciplinary project teams. It is this breadth of experience which enables us to offer a wide range of transport and infrastructure services. It also means we are always able to see the bigger picture and consider implications outside our specialist areas of expertise.

We have a raft of experience in all aspects relating to water, drainage and flood risk management. We have staff with a great deal of experience in preparing Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) in accord with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), SFRAs, SWMPs and PFRAs. We also employ the latest software packages (including InfoWorks ICM, XP Storm, Micro Drainage, HecRas, Isis and Isis-Tuflow) in providing FRAs compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and its Technical Guidance.

The range of services which we offer to our clients includes:

  • Pre-Purchase advice;
  • Preparation of Transport Assessments and Green Travel Plans to accompany planning applications;
  • Detailed design and procurement of both adoptable (s104) and private drainage, off-site requisitions, balancing and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS);
  • Preliminary and detailed design of access arrangements, internal layouts of development sites (including advice on parking provision and servicing arrangements) and off-site improvements;
  • Preparation and agreement of Drainage Strategies, including advice on addressing the interim and future issue of the SuDS Approving Body;
  • Flood Risk Management advice together with advice on the implications of the various requirements and duties under:
    • National Planning Policy Framework (2012); and
    • Flood and Water Management Act (2010)
  • Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments;
  • Detailed 1d/2d hydraulic modelling, fluvial, tidal breach, fully integrated 1d/2d catchment modelling, which are all which are used to define/map or challenge existing floodplains;
  • Product Storage Depots – Risk Analysis of Product Spillage and Environmental Requirements – Oil/Petro-Chem Industry
  • Negotiations of Section 38, 106, and 278 Agreements;
  • Determination of utility servicing strategies and procurement;
  • Contract preparation, tender analysis, project management;
  • Noise Assessments;
  • Site Supervision;
  • Expert Witness.