Flood Alleviation Scheme - Park Avenue/St.Bedes, Winchester

The North Winchester Flooding Alleviation Scheme is a jointly funded scheme between Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council, the University of Southampton School of Art and Central Government (through Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Grant in Aid funding allocated by the Environment Agency (EA)).

This scheme will protect the River Park Leisure Centre, St Bedes CE Primary School, the University of Southampton School of Art, residential properties in Park Road, and reduces the risk of flooding in other residential streets such as Middlebrook Street, Upper Brook Street and the High Street.

For more information or queries please email FloodSchemes@winchester.gov.uk

Project Summary

Project Name Flood Alleviation Scheme - Park Avenue/St.Bedes, Winchester
Portfolio Holder Cllr Jan Warwick
Start Date 05/09/2016
Expected End Date 31/03/2017
Key Steps/Milestones

Status - On Schedule

  • Public consultation February 2016
  • Plans developed May - July 2016
  • Contractors appointed July 2016
  • Work commences on site September 2016
  • Work complete on site March 2017

Latest Status
  • Phase 1 -  Continued works to the Sleeper Wall to the north of the Rotunda Building and continued works to construct the flood barrier wall at Park Avenue and commenced reinstatement/finishing works.  Additional drainage works completed to Gate 6.  Installed temporary works, permanent piles installed and prep undertaken to commence capping beam at St Bedes School Bridge.
  • Phase 2 - Complete the RC construction of the remainder of Wall A (revised details), commenced brickwork.  Backfilled along the previously constructed wall, binder laid to new profile.  Additional drainage works undertaken to Gate 3.
  • Phase 3 - Continued works to the north of the Leisure Centre to constructing the additional ACO's.  Works on hold until traffic can be diverted through Phase 2.


A public consultation took place in February 2016 in conjunction with Hampshire County Council and the Environment Agency

Last Committee Report

(See link)

Next Steps

Complete all three phases by end of March 2017.