New Key Appointment at Stirling Maynard
Article posted on: 4th of March 2022
Andrew Leadbetter is our new Associate Director managing the Drainage and Infrastructure team. He comes on board as David Arthur starts to ease into retirement after serving Stirling Maynard for over 40 years.
Andrew was the Sustainable Drainage Manager at Peterborough City Council, where he led the team that ensured sustainable drainage (SuDS) became prominent throughout Peterborough and was instrumental in the Highway Authority adopting sustainable drainage. Before joining the Council he worked for the Environment Agency for 12 years as a technical specialist assessing flood risk and drainage strategies.
Along with several others he has helped write the guidance to go alongside the government’s National Standards for Sustainable Drainage and started the Association of SuDS Authorities . Andrew was also a member of the Project Steering Group for updating the CIRIA SuDS Manual.
Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge in terms of surface water and drainage with a specialism in SuDS. He has achieved success in a number of schemes which at the start had very little in the way of SuDS. This was recognised by susdrain in their 2018 awards where he was presented with an award in the category of new build larger scale SuDS – Awarded for projects that demonstrate effective, engaging & efficient surface water management where SuDS were not planned at the outset. He also proactively engaged with the designer on the Councils flagship regeneration sites, Fletton Quays, saving nearly £1 million in costs through the implementation of creative SuDS solutions utilising raingardens, permeable paved roads (adopted by the LHA), bio retention areas and attenuation.