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.
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
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…
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.
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…