New Year, new drainage for Mansfield!

20th December 2022

Severn Trent’s £76m investment in Mansfield is well underway in the town centre, with the New Year set to bring more improvements across the town to help reduce flooding.

Working in partnership with Mansfield District Council, the company is helping to redevelop the former car park off Queen Street into a memorial garden, with work set to continue after Christmas with some changes to parking and the taxi rank happening.

The company is installing sustainable drainage systems across the town, to create a greener, cleaner Mansfield to help protect against flooding, while bringing big community benefits.

Helen Purdy, Green Recovery Project Team said: “We’re really pleased with the progress this project is making, and we’re excited about the changes happening in the Town Centre that will help reduce flooding, while also making it a nicer area to visit.

“So we can make these improvements and due to the location of our manholes on our network, we are having to make some short term changes in the town centre. We want to make sure people are aware of these when they come to visit the town in the New Year so everything can run smoothly, and everyone is aware of what to expect. The changes are needed for safety and include some traffic management, and a temporary change to the location of the taxi rank.”

Severn Trent’s contract partners Galliford Try are carrying out the work on behalf of the company, which is set to begin mid-January.

The key changes taking place in the Town centre in the New Year are:

    Market Place - road closed for two weeks from 16 January 2023.

    Queen Street - closed between Queens Walk and Exchange Row from 30 January 2023 until the end of April.

    The taxi rank will be relocated from 30 January 2023 until approximately end of April 2023.

    The new taxi rank will be on Stockwell Gate.

    Disabled parking spaces on Queen Street will be replaced with a loading/unloading area.

“We are really sorry in advance for any disruption following the changes we’re making, and we want to give everyone enough notice to be able to plan and prepare their visit to the town in the New Year,” adds Helen. “Every effort is being made to carry out this work with as little disruption as possible, and we’re thankful for everyone’s continued support as we continue to work in the town centre, and wider areas.

“When this project is completed, those living and visiting Mansfield will be able to enjoy a greener town, that’s protected from flooding while having more green spaces and areas to enjoy – there’s so many benefits to this project, and we’re excited for the community to enjoy them when we’ve finished everything in 2025.”

For more info on the work in Mansfield, please visit