Established in 1996, Richard Allitt Associates (RAA) is a leading specialist provider of hydraulic modelling, flood risk management and surface water management services in the urban drainage industry. As consulting engineers, they work to resolve flooding problems in the urban environment using the latest hydraulic modelling and analytical techniques. Alongside this, the company also operates a division called Remote Aerial Surveys (RAS), which offers high-quality mapping and aerial surveying services.
From its two offices in Staplefield, West Sussex, and Altrincham, Greater Manchester, RAA employs over 25 people and operates across the UK. The business has a successful track record in providing various flood risk consultancy services, including hydraulic modelling, urban flood forecasting, catchment planning, hydrology, surface water and drainage assessments and flood risk management.
The team works in a range of sectors and is highly regarded for its use of state-of-the-art hydraulic modelling techniques. Clients include Scottish Water, Anglian Water, Wessex Water, Severn Trent, Southern Water, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Network Rail.