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Regrettably, we are no longer able to take new applications for funded support from the Flood Innovation Centre. However, the University of Hull remains a world-leading centre for expertise in flood resilience, so we would be happy to direct your enquiry to a relevant department via the contact form.

We have left the remaining content of this page live, so visitors can review the support that was offered to SMEs and charitable organisations during the life of the project and examples of ongoing University of Hull expertise.


Don’t get left behind when new legislation hits!

The Flood Innovation Centre can build a FREE package of support to help you navigate the impact of changes being introduced to Government planning legislation. All new building developments will be required to include sustainable drainage systems, often referred to as SuDS, from 2024. Are you ready?

Developers will be expected to integrate alternative solutions to improve drainage, including ‘nature-based solutions’, particularly in urban areas to enable systems to cope with both runoff and wastewater. Construction companies will be called on to implement these new solutions.

We can help eligible Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) involved in all stages of the construction process to develop new services, whether you’re involved in planning, build or post-build maintenance.

We tailor our services to the needs of you and your business, so contact our friendly team today for an informal chat on 01482 462275

Or complete our application form


M.B.Roche & Sons Limited is a well established Civil Engineering, Infrastructure & Construction Contractor based in Hull & East Yorkshire. They recognised the need to add new sustainable drainage services to their portfolio to meet growing demand.

Through Flood Innovation Centre support, Roche has developed relationships with key local stakeholders, University of Hull Estates, Living with Water, the Energy & Environment Institute and GreenBlue Urban.  They have increased their work opportunities in sustainable drainage, educated their workforce around blue green infrastructure and increased their confidence to respond to tenders.

“Working with the Flood Innovation Centre has already helped us to secure new work and allowed us to include sustainable drainage installation and installation of hydraulic monitoring systems as services that we can confidently offer to the local area.”

Dan Roche, Director
M.B Roche Civil Engineering Ltd

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Innovation doesn’t have to result in a shiny new product. We also help businesses to explore and move into new business areas, and with flood risk rising, flood resilience is a growth area. We can support you through our tailor-made Innovation Support Packages and help you future-proof your business.

Located in the Humber region, the Flood Innovation Centre brings together industry contacts, exceptional academic research and cutting-edge equipment for individual support that gets results.

Whether you want to access facilities, or you need expert advice, we can connect you with the right people to drive your project forward. Explore our Case Studies, for examples of the organisations we’ve helped.

Interested in University of Hull expertise?Contact us


Obtain a FREE (fully funded) flood survey!

We can help you understand the flood risk faced by your business, and how you can better protect your premises, employees, stock and other assets against the risk of flooding.

Our goal is to help you boost the resilience of your business so that you can minimise disruption and bounce back more quickly after flood events. We can help you:

  • Obtain a FREE flood survey.
  • Plan for a flood.
  • Understand the role that sustainable drainage can play in reducing the risk of flooding.
  • Understand what property flood resilience is, how it works and what sort of measures would work for your business premises.
  • We can also help you develop new services in the growing flood resilience market.

We tailor our services to the needs of you and your business, so contact our friendly team today for an informal chat on 01482 462275 or email

Get in touch

Although the Flood Innovation Centre is no longer able to accept new applications for ERDF funded support, we are able to direct your enquiry to a relevant department within the University of Hull.

Or complete our contact form