Rainwater harvesting could take off with airfield redevelopment
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“RAINWATER HARVESTING COULD TAKE OFF WITH AIRFIELD REDEVELOPMENT
A key part of the Filton airfield redevelopment includes a strategic Surface Water System (SSW) to enable the local reuse of captured rainwater at a new YTL Arena Bristol.
A strategic surface water system
Rainwater harvesting on a large scale could take off further in the UK, as part of the Filton airfield redevelopment.
The former home of the legendary Concorde supersonic aircraft is being turned into a new sustainable housing and business greenfield area.
A £800 million scheme will create over 2600 new homes and over 60 acres of commercial space, schools and health facilities.
The site was purchased by Malaysian company YTL Development in 2015, a subsidiary of YTL Corporation and sister company of local utility, Wessex Water.
“The iconic Brabazon Hangars from the airport are being converted into a 17,080-capacity entertainment destination.”
A key part of the redevelopment is a strategic Surface Water System (SSW) to enable the local reuse of captured rainwater at a new YTL Arena Bristol.
The iconic Brabazon Hangars from the airport are being converted into a 17,080-capacity “entertainment destination”, respecting the site’s engineering legacy past but thrusting it into the future to put Bristol on the world stage.”
(Citation: Interview Koop, S. – Rainwater harvesting could take off with airfield redevelopment – Aquatechtrade (2021) 11 augustus)