Projects and case studies from watercourse and lake specialists on EXTERNAL WORKS. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage): Desilting and removal of vegetation from ornamental lake
    Desilting and removal of vegetation from ornamental lake
    Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage)
    Hugh Pearl undertook a project for the National Trust at Osterley Park in West London, including desilting and removal of vegetation from an ornamental lake. Due to the nature of this work a specialist long reach machine was...
  • Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage): Bank clearing and de-silting of a lake in Harlow
    Bank clearing and de-silting of a lake in Harlow
    Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage)
    Hugh Pearl undertook works at Netteswell Pond for Harlow Council. The first phase included the bank clearance, creation of a bunded area with the second phase undertaking the main desilting with the use of larger plant and...
  • Aqualife Water Plants & Landscapes:  Large natural ponds for private estate
    Large natural ponds for private estate
    Aqualife Water Plants & Landscapes
    Aqualife were commissioned to build a series of 3 large ponds on this private estate, including waterfall, pathways, pumping facilities and surrounding landscaping. The end result is a mature looking watercourse and...
  • Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage): Pond and wetland construction - Essex
    Pond and wetland construction - Essex
    Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage)
    Hugh Pearl undertook pond / wetland construction, as well as ongoing desilting works, for a client in Great Canfield.
  • Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage): Clearing watercourse at marshes
    Clearing watercourse at marshes
    Hugh Pearl (Land Drainage)
    One of the Hugh Pearl 14T excavators completed ditching works at Shotley Gate Marshes for a local landowner. One side of the watercourse was cleared and the spoil was spread to prevent flooding, the opposite side is being...
  • Lakes & Fountains: One million gallon lined lake - Richmond Lock
    One million gallon lined lake - Richmond Lock
    Lakes & Fountains
    A design and build contract at Richmond Lock included the installation of a one million gallon lined lake, pumping systems, filtration unit and full planting scheme
  • Lakes & Fountains: Water features, Blackpool Zoo
    Water features, Blackpool Zoo
    Lakes & Fountains
    Lakes & Fountains, previously known as Goldsmith Lakes, was contracted to project manage and install all lining, plumbing, pumping stations and planting schemes for water features at Blackpool Zoo.
  • Lakes & Fountains: Lake for 18-hole course at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
    Lake for 18-hole course at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
    Lakes & Fountains
    Lakes & Fountains designed, built and installed a large lake as part of the creation of an 18-hole mini golf course at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf in Bournemouth. The lake includes multiple pirate figures, boats and...
  • Lakes & Fountains: Watercourse for a private client
    Watercourse for a private client
    Lakes & Fountains
    Lakes & Fountains, previously known as Goldsmith Lakes, was awarded this contract for the project management and installation of all lining, plumbing and pumping stations for a 350m stream fed from a river for a private...
  • Lakes & Fountains: Lake construction for private landscape project
    Lake construction for private landscape project
    Lakes & Fountains
    Lakes & Fountains, previously known as Goldsmith Lakes, was contracted to complete a private landscape project at the Portsmouth Estates in Hampshire. The project included the construction of a 3 million gallon lined lake...
  • Egret sculpture & kingfisher habitat improvement
    Nick Meech Design
    As part of the company’s work on a Life and Cycle trail in Devon, Nick Meech Design was faced with the wider challenge of helping with a habitat improvement project at Coney Gut. A small stream, which had previously been...
  • Lakes and high volume water circulation, Diageo HQ
    Miles Water Engineering
    The project features a series of lined lakes and weir cascades incorporating mass concrete structures with high volume pumps circulating one million litres per hour. Miles was involved from the design stage through to...
  • Formal water features, Bluewater Park
    Miles Water Engineering
    Formal water features were constructed for the Bluewater Park centre in Kent for its launch in 1999. Miles was awarded this specialist contract for the construction of two main feature lakes and associated works. Works...
  • Feature lake, boat house and jetty, Bartlow Park
    Miles Water Engineering
    Miles Water Engineering constructed this lined lake for a private client in 2004. The lake was constructed within parkland, which is of high archaeological importance. It was once home to a Roman villa and burial ground.
  • Reservoir construction, Breckland Growers, Norfolk
    Miles Water Engineering
    A design and build reservoir construction contract for one of the largest schemes of its type in the country. This project involving the pumping of 300 million gallons of water at 170 litres/second through 15km of complex...