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Basingstoke Flood Alleviation Project


In the winter of 2013 to 2014 Buckskin and the surrounding area was badly affected by flooding. A multi-agency group worked together with local residents to understand the cause of the flooding and develop solutions.

The Buckskin multi-agency group is made up of:

  • Hampshire County Council

  • Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

  • Environment Agency

  • Thames Water Utilities Limited

  • Sovereign Housing Association

  • South East Water Limited

In June 2017, the multi-agency group committed to work together to promote and develop the agreed scheme.

The proposed scheme was carried out by our Client in three phases:

Phase 1 comprises improvements of ditches and upgrades to culverts along Churchill Way West and Worting road, and improvements of ditches in Saunders Field to improve drainage of floodwater between Buckskin and the start of the River Loddon.

Phase 2 comprises the installation of new lateral pipes to collect rising groundwater from between houses in the Buckskin area, and to direct floodwater to a new drainage pipe between the Ridgeway Centre and ditches to the north of Worting Road roundabout.

Phase 3 involves diverting utility services and re-laying the pipe at the Worting Road footbridge in its final configuration.

The project was strained by a number of issues throughout construction and CostPro were engaged to provide a report on our Client's propects of commercial recoveries. We prepared two 'Entitlement Papers' for our Client to discuss with its Employer in an non-adverserial approach.

Basingstoke Flood Alleviation Project






M Group

Infrastructure (Rail & Highways)

Claims & Dispute Resolution

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