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 28/04/2017
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 April 2017
  • Press release and photo mid June 2017

Latest Status
  • All phases have now been completed and tested to ensure the flood barrier works
  • There are a few remaining snags which still need to be addressed and some sections of fencing still need to be erected


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
  • Press release and photo to be arranged in relation to the completion of the works