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In July 2009, Albion Water pioneered an innovative services solution at Knowle Village near Fareham in Hampshire. Working in partnership with the developer Berkeley Homes, water industry regulators and local residents, Albion Water secured an inset appointment to provide sewerage services to the village which not only set prices below that of the local monopoly provider, but maximised the use of existing assets, minimised the carbon footprint and enhanced the site’s bio-diversity.

Albion Water has embarked on a research and investment programme within this community-based solution to improve the sewerage infrastructure and reliability for Knowle’s domestic and commercial customers. 


An RAF base from the 1930s through World War II and operated as a training base until the 1980s.  During the 1980s and early 1990s the base was operated by the USAF, eventually closing in 1994.  In 1996 the housing in the ‘village’, now called Upper Rissington, was sold off.

The former RAF base was purchased by Linden & Bovis Homes in 2012.  Albion Water was contracted to provide water and waste water services to the new development area known as Victory Fields and to refurbish and adopt the old private water and waste water infrastructure in the village. The successful refurbishment of the water supply network has resulted in a more reliable service and leakage has been reduced by 1 million litres a day. Albion has also been involved in assisting and managing an important local area of calcareous grassland and it currently working with the developers to design a retention lake that forms a central part of a ground breaking community water recycling scheme. If you would further information please contact us here.

Five Oaks Lane

Featuring a central community square and 25 acres of public open space including a new country park and cycle path to Collier Row, Oaklands Hamlet offers an attractive collection of houses and apartments, adjacent to Hainault Forest Golf Club.

A joint venture between Countryside and L&Q, these stylish homes could not be better placed and boast superb views towards Canary Wharf and of the surrounding countryside.  Live the country lifestyle less than 40 minutes from the City. 

Hainault Golf Club, set in over 300 acres with two picturesque and challenging courses is adjacent to the development and benefits from superb practice facilities and a friendly clubhouse.  There are a number of parks in the area including Hainault Forest Country Park, Fairlop Water Country Park and Havering Park, ideal for anyone who enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle.

Redbridge Cycling Centre is an easy cycle ride, less than a mile away and boasts a road cycle circuit and mountain bike course.

Castle Hill 

Castle Hill is a multi-phase development located on the banks of the River Thames, it is part of the wider Ebbsfleet Garden City scheme and is situated in the Eastern Quarry. It is located 1.5 miles from Ebbsfleet International Station. The development currently has large green spaces, playgrounds, a primary school, and a community centre with future plans for local shops and other amenities. The construction of the development began in 2015 and is expected to take at least 10 years to complete.

The quarry was formerly an open cement works, owned by Lafarge until 2008. The quarry was so large the City of London could fit into it. In October 2020 Albion Water took over responsibility for the sewerage network and sewage treatment works serving Castle Hill from Independent Water Networks Limited (IWNL).