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Arnos Vale | Bristol

Sustainable drainage for a treasured cemetery

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a green haven where the public can walk in nature and feel the solace and romance of a graveyard rich in mature trees, funerary architecture and human stories.

Its steep hillside setting means that water can cascade down the paths destroying the fabric and making outdoor events such as weddings and theatre difficult to access. We helped design a series of low-key interventions such as swales and scrapes to slow and direct rainwater off the paths and allow it to finally infiltrate into vegetation, reducing damage and boggy areas where access was needed.

Key features

  • Channelling water through swales and scrapes
  • Natural drainage engineering

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