Monthly Archives: June 2015

Temporary dam at Model Boating Pond nearly complete

The temporary sheet pile dam at Model Boating Pond is nearly finished. It should be complete by the end of this week and when finished, the water at the southern end of the pond will be drained down so that … Continue reading

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Archaeology and the Ponds Project

While top soil is being stripped and excavations take place, there is an archaeologist on site from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). They are keeping a watching brief on the works and will report back on any archaeological finds. So … Continue reading

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Environmental Monitoring

As part of the environmental mitigation for the Ponds Project, dust pollution and water quality are being closely monitored to ensure the construction work causes no detrimental effect. The results are being posted on notice boards at Parliament Hill, as … Continue reading

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Progress – week 10

The temporary dam at Model Boating Pond is now approximately 50 percent complete. It should be finished by the end of June. In the below picture you can see the temporary sheet pile dam, behind the crane on floating pontoons … Continue reading

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Temporary dam progresses at Model Boating Pond

The temporary sheet metal dam is now approximately one quarter complete. In the picture below you can see the crane¬† floating on large pontoons which enables it to feed the metal sheets to the piling rig. You can see the … Continue reading

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The early bird catches the worm

Top-soil is now being stripped back in the work compound at Model Boating Pond, and while it may look a little unsightly, the birds are taking full advantage of picking up a worm or two. In the pictures below you … Continue reading

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Piling at Model Boating Pond

Last week BAM Nuttall began creating a temporary dam at Model Boating Pond using metal sheet piles. These are being driven into the ground using a silent vibration-less technique by a Giken piling rig. It will take approximately four weeks … Continue reading

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