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 public. The island is still fenced off while grass becomes established.
Construction works across the Heath have now been completed with only some finishing off work remaining. This includes restoring the compound and haul road at Pryor’s Field.
The area south of Viaduct Pond is also being restored and the path replaced.
There are still large areas of ground fenced off to allow turf and seed to establish and the Heath staff will closely monitor these area and take fences down as soon as they can. There are also a number of trees and shrubs to be planted which I will describe in more detail soon.