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Following a leak within the sluice structure on the historic 'Long Canal' at Wrest Park there was concern that the watercourse would drain down and cause damage.  A rapid response included the use of a long reach excavator to install a temporary dam so that the sluice could be repaired.

16th June 2014

Building Bridges

The Company has again supported the ICE initiative for promoting Civil Engineering in schools, by way of building a big model bridge with the pupils that they are able to walk across.

Returning to Fleet Pond for the ongoing restoration works saw the focus on the reedbeds and silt removal from the western side of the water.  Detailed discussions with Natural England recognised the importance of the SSSI and the need to consider the ecology and water quality.

During renovation works to the main house at Croome Park for the National Trust, a collapsed culvert was unearthed that threatened to undermine the surrounding area.  A long reach excavator was used to sit back from the edge of the excavation and assist in the stabilisation works.

The Abbey Green site is undergoing a major restoration project, including enhancements to the watercourses.  The environmental improvements will be of great benefit to both the public and the natural ecology at the site which links into the River Anker. 

The company won the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Environmental and Sustainability Award 2013 for its work on the restoration of Fleet Pond in Hampshire - a SSSI and local nature reserve. The success of this project was helped by positive engagement with stakeholders and suppliers.

Our Director, Damian McGettrick, took part in a plaque unveiling ceremony at the famous M6 ‘Spaghetti Junction’ at Gravelly Hill, Birmingham on 13 December.  The event was to commemorate 40 years of this iconic structure and to raise the profile of Civil Engineering.  The current ICE West Midlands Chairman and Director of the Highways Agency, Tim Harbot formally unveiled the plaque and was joined by the ICE Municipal Expert Panel, a national group advising on infrastructure in the UK.

WM Longreach have returned to this historic park in Worcestershire to carry out some vegetation clearance works from the watercourse. Using a very specialist ‘walking’ excavator, the machine worked from within the river to minimise disturbance to the adjacent landscape. Over a thousand metres of riverbank was cleared with the vegetation and silt deposited and profiled into the surrounding area. This essential maintenance work will keep the historic water courses in their full glory for the benefit of the visiting public and flourishing wildlife.

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