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 reservoir.
Longham Lakes Reservoir was created following sand and gravel abstraction. The restoration plan required that the shoreline of the new reservoir be stabilised with bioengineering techniques to create a reed fringe around the shoreline.
Salix were appointed as the Main Contractor to undertake this project, working directly for Bourne & West Hants Water.
Existing reedbed areas were mechanically translocated, relocating the reed turfs from the bed of the reservoir to the new margins.
Mature pre-established coir rolls were used to establish a diverse range of species in sheltered areas, with Common Reed (Phragmites australis) used on the more exposed shores.