Lakes, Ponds & Shorelines

Salix can provide a comprehensive range of services for lake construction and restoration. We undertake earthworks and dredging, lining, water control structures and wetland planting.

From urban lakes to reservoirs and inter tidal shorelines, Salix can advise and construct suitable bioengineering solutions that stop erosion and provide diverse marginal and emergent habitat.

Most bioengineering techniques are suitable for the long-term protection of eroding or exposed lake and reservoir shorelines. A wide margin of wetland plants absorbs wave energy whilst supporting valuable wildlife habitats.


Woodberry Wetlands

Desilting a large reservoir in the heart of London and creating a new wetland habitat. Dredging silts enabled us to create 13,000 square metres of new reed bed

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BioHaven Floating Islands on the Serpentine

Floating Island Benefits Wildlife

As part of a programme of wildlife habitat improvements in the Royal Parks, a large floating wetland island has been built on the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hy…

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Wilderness Lake

The Wilderness Lake is an important coarse fishery and recreational resource on the edge of Porthcawl in South Wales. It also functions as a flood storage area…

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Gloucester Business Park

A new warehouse complex required a large balancing pond to take surface runoff water. The pond had steep sides which required some form of ground stabilisation.

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Cwmbran Boating Lake

Cwmbran Boating Lake

The boating lake was a popular local attraction and fishing lake. The lake edges were in bad repair with little or no marginal vegetation. Floating islands were…

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Longham Lakes

Longham Lakes

Working for Bournemouth & West Hants Water, Salix were appointed as Main Contractor to undertake 2km of bioengineering works to stabilise the shoreline of a new…

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A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese

Upper Lake, Perton

A two hectare area of open water had extensive embankment erosion due to massive populations of Canada Geese which created public health & safety issues.

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