Flooding information

Last updated: 25 January 2021

River levels have risen significantly in Worcester following the recent, heavy rainfall and there is an active flood alert for the River Severn at Worcester.

Map showing flood barrier location outside University Arena

The Environment Agency has installed the flood barriers on Hylton Road.

The barriers are located directly outside the University of Worcester Arena and  prohibit traffic travel between the Arena and the traffic lights outside the McDonalds on Tybridge Street.

Hylton Road is now closed to vehicles and there is limited pedestrian access.

Access to Campus

The St John’s and City Campuses are unaffected by the flooding. Although the majority of staff and students are studying and working remotely at the moment due to the current national Covid-19 restrictions, buildings and facilities are open for those who need them.

There is currently dry pedestrian access to all University buildings on the Severn Campus, including the Garage, the Riverside Building and the University of Worcester Arena. This access is via Hardwick Close, which is just off Henwick Road:

Walking Route between St John's campus and Severn campus

Cancellation of Activities

The Lateral Flow Test Centre currently operating from the Riverside Building will now be suspended until Wednesday 27 January. If you require a test, you can re-book a slot for later in the week. Please email CV19Testing@worcestershire.gov.uk to change your booking

Travel information

If you are travelling to the St John’s campus from the City Centre by car or by foot, you can turn right on to Henwick Road after crossing the main road bridge. The turning to Henwick Road is just past the Bullring in St John’s (before the Co-op).

You should avoid walking into flood water - it can be difficult to judge the depth and could be contaminated.

Download the suggested walking route map.

Stay up to date

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