Colnbrook and Poyle Flood Alleviation Scheme


To work with the district and parish councils to reduce flood risk in an historic village centre.



Extensive public consultation was undertaken to establish the project priorities and gain information about recent flood events.  Working closely with community groups and residents the multi-disciplinary team designed a bypass channel to accommodate flood water and to also act as a new recreational resource in an existing open space.

The scheme was designed to minimise the loss of mature trees within the village and to protect the habitat of the rare pea mussel.


Environment Agency


Project Team

EC Harris

Slough Borough Council

WS Atkins