Monthly Archives: October 2016

The grass is always greener

As the construction element of the project draws to a close, we can now start to see grass shoots appearing in the areas which have alredy been hydro-seeded. This includes the area to the west of Model Boating Pond. All … Continue reading

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The finishing touches

Now the majority of construction works are finished, the focus moves to environmental restoration, specifically seeding and planting. The areas to the west of Model Boating Pond have now been seeded and we are waiting for the green shoots to … Continue reading

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Ponds Project provides homes for bats, birds and insects!

One of the first posts on this blog was about the installation of bat boxes as part of the environmental mitigation of the project. In March 2015  six boxes were put up to compensate for the loss of two small … Continue reading

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Construction completion

This week marks the final completion of the construction phase of the project – 18 months since the project started in April 2015. To mark the occassion on Wednesday the paths around the Model Boating Pond were opened to the … Continue reading

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Ponds project progress

The finishing touches are being added to the various sites with the construction elment of the project expected to be finished on programme by the end of the month. The spillway at Highgate No. 1 pond is now covered in … Continue reading

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Progress – 1 month to go!

With one month left of the construction period, it’s all hands on deck getting the work completed. Last week the turf was laid on the spillway at Highgate No. 1. At Model Boating Pond work has also been focused on … Continue reading

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