Engineering firm starts work on £26m flood storage reservoir

Lowdham has a long history of flooding from the nearby Cocker Beck

Jackson Civil Engineering has begun work on a £26m flood storage reservoir aimed at protecting homes in Lowsham, Nottinghamshire.

The Lowdham Cocker Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme will create a reservoir by digging into the embankment and using special low-carbon concrete to create a raised reservoir.

It’s set to finish by spring 2026 and is said to bring around £50m in benefits to the village and local economy.

This reservoir, located upstream of the village, can hold up to 100,000 cubic meters of water during Cocker Beck floods, preventing flooding in the village.

Lowdham has experienced frequent floods in the past, causing distress and property damage to residents in 1999, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2019, and 2020.