Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ponds Project – four and a half months in

While work has been delayed at Model Boating Pond (the equipment required to stabilise the temporary dam will arrive next week), over on the Hampstead Chain, BAM Nuttall have made good progress. The Viaduct is almost finished. Some additional grass … Continue reading

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Latest news on Model Boating Pond

It’s now been just over two weeks since the decision was taken to re-flood the southern end of Model Boating Pond, due to a concern over the stability of the sheet pile dam. During regular inspections of the temporary structure, … Continue reading

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Watching the grass grow

Members of the Ponds Project team, including the Heath’s senior ecologist, recently went to look at turf which is being specially grown for the spillways at Viaduct Pond and Vale of Health.  This turf is being grown by  a company … Continue reading

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The past and the ponds

On Saturday 22 August, we will be leading a walk- aimed at families which will delve in to the history of Hampstead Heath and explore the role played by archaeologists in the Hampstead Heath Ponds Project. This free walk will … Continue reading

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Vale of Health

Early in the development of the Ponds Project, the Vale of Health pond was identified as one of the more sensitive ponds and because of this, the scale of work was minimised. The Vale of Health Pond has one of … Continue reading

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Temporary dam at Model Boating Pond

The temporary dam at Model Boating Pond is inspected regularly to ensure its integrity. During an inspection on Friday it became apparent that the temporary dam needs some further work to cope with water pressure from the north side. Contractors … Continue reading

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Aerial view of Model Boating Pond

Last week, a drone captured this image of the Model Boating Pond. We will have more images like this to come showing how the work is progressing.

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