Ponds Project progress

Work is now well underway at Highgate No. 1 Pond as piles which raise the dam by 1.25m are installed. The piles you can see in the below picture are temporary and have been placed to allow the permanent piles to be installed – the piling rig, and a feeder unit will walk along these temporary piles and then install the rest of the piles along the dam. This method is being used instead of using a crane to feed the piling rig, as we have elsewhere, to protect the trees in the area.


Piling feeder unit (orange) and piling rig (blue in centre of pic) on the dam of Highgate no. 1

At Men’s Pond, a timber capping is being added to the top of the sheet piles.


Men’s Bathing Pond

The new pond side path has been laid at Model Boating Pond and you can now get a good idea of how the new dam will look when finished.


New dam at Model Boating Pond


Pond side path at Model Boating Pond

The island is also taking shape with some major excavations taking place to form it.


The curve is the new eastern pond edge and the island is on the right


Model boat with new dam in background

Turf is now being laid at Stock Pond, and will then be laid on the spillway at Ladies Pond.

At Viaduct Pond, desilting is soon to begin. The floating excavator (pictured below) will first remove debris from the pond, before the silt is scooped up.


Viaduct Pond

The dam at Catchpit continues to grow. It is not too far off its final height and then needs to be trimmed to its final shape.



At Mixed Pond, the clay bund is being constructed along the causeway. Some aqatic works are due to take place in the pond when the work on the casueway is finished.


Mixed Pond causeway

The causeway between Hampstead No. 1 and 2, which is currently closed to pedestrians, for the week past and next week, is being worked on and will be raised slightly with clay and then resurfaced.


Hampstead No. 2


Hampstead No. 2

Decking then needs to be added to the inlet structure and then work at this pond has been competed.

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