Jackson Civil Engineering has begun work on a £26m flood storage reservoir project to better protect homes in the Nottinghamshire village of Lowdham.
The Lowdham Cocker Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme will involve cutting into an embankment of the Cocker Beck and using compacted soil and ultra-low carbon concrete to create a raised reservoir.
It is expected to be completed in spring 2026 and once constructed will provide nearly £50m worth of benefits to the village and the local economy.
The flood storage area is being built upstream of the village will be able to hold up to 100,000 cubic meters of water in times when the Cocker Beck, a tributary of the River Trent, floods, holding water back from inundating the village.
Lowdham has a long history of frequent floods, most recently in 1999, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2019 and in 2020 causing distress to residents and significant damage to properties and possessions.
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