The works included draining the existing mile long lake, removal of 13,000m3 of silt from the lake bed and using this to form new landscaped areas within the park. New Gabion basket retaining walls were formed to protect the existing wildlife islands within the lake.
Old existing car parks were removed and replaced with new modern parking areas.
New footpaths were formed and the existing lake road and pathways were reconstructed.
New irrigation pipework was run throughout the garden areas and new benches, bins and lighting poles were installed.
The old existing access road was reconstructed to improve access for the public.
- Main Contractor: Vinci Construction
- Client: Barking Council
- Type of work: Groundworks
- Contract value: £400,000
- Schedule: Jan 2011 – Aug 2011