Securing Bracknell’s water supply

We are upgrading Bracknell’s water supply network to make sure it can cope with the increasing demand for water and to reduce the number of burst pipes.

We know there will be some short term disruption while we carry out the work but we are confident that the long term benefits will be felt for years to come.

This includes a reduced risk of flooding caused by burst pipes, less chance of water supply interruptions and less unplanned roadworks.

Our investment in Bracknell forms part of our five year £424 million investment programme to ensure our customers continue to receive top quality drinking water.

What are we doing?

We are laying approximately 3.8 kilometres of new pipe to replace the old water mains that are prone to bursting and also to increase the amount of water that we can move around our network.

The table below shows where the work is taking place, proposed traffic management and our expected construction dates. Please note these are subject to change.

Section Where we are working When Traffic management
1 Ringmead, from South Hill Park to just past Herondale August 2015 to end of November 2015 Road closure
2 Ringmead, from Herondale to Knightswood Following on from section 1, November 2015 to April 2016 Road closure
3 Nightingale Crescent and Opladen Way Following on from section 2, January 2017 Road closure
4 Swinley Forest to Ringmead, working within the forest and then up Knightswood August 2015 to May 2016 Road closure in Knightswood
5 Birch Hill Road, a short section of pipe to be laid south from the junction of Dryden June 2016 Traffic lights


Thank you for bearing with us while we make these necessary improvements to the water supply network. 

Find out more:

Find out more with our up to date map of the scheme

Map showing route of the pipeline

Diversion route

Buses diversion and temporary bus stops  - 2 November 2015 to end of April 2016