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10th September 2017

Highfields Park Nottingham

The Grade II Listed Highfields Park was opened in 1923 by businessman and philanthropist Sir Jesse Boot and was one of the first manmade, large-scale parks of the 20th century.  This year has seen a major step forward with the LEP with its delivery partners including Nottingham City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Carillion Construction and the Environment Agency commencing the restoration works.   The lake restoration at Highfields Park involves the removal of around 6000 tonnes of silt.  Due to silt contamination and space restrictions on site for silt storage, an innovative methodology has been devised.  Using a specialist long reach excavator to dredge from a floating pontoon, the silt is screened and loaded into a custom built hopper and pumped into custom made geotextile storage tubes.  The wet silt is safely stored during a period of drying out with water draining back to the lake through drain off pipes. The Grade II Listed Highfields Park was opened in 1923 by businessman and philanthropist Sir Jesse Boot and was one of the first manmade, large-scale parks of the 20th century. This year has seen a major step forward with the LEP with its delivery partners including Nottingham City Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Carillion Construction and the Environment Agency commencing the restoration works. The lake restoration at Highfields Park involves the removal of around 6000 tonnes of silt. Due to silt contamination and space restrictions on site for silt storage, an innovative methodology has been devised. Using a specialist long reach excavator to dredge from a floating pontoon, the silt is screened and loaded into a custom built hopper and pumped into custom made geotextile storage tubes. The wet silt is safely stored during a period of drying out with water draining back to the lake through drain off pipes.
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