Walthamstow Wetlands Wins Again- Best Biodiversity Enhancement, Including SuDS

The Walthamstow Wetlands project collected another award at the annual Brownfield Briefing Awards on 27 September.

Photo by Danial Sheering

Walthamstow Wetlands is a 520-acre complex of ten operational reservoirs in north-east London, supplying around 3.5 million households in and around the capital with water. In 2017 the reserve officially opened to the public, bringing much greater visibility to the 150-year old site, with improved visitor facilities and free entry to the wider public in an area of London that has historically been deprived and underdeveloped.

Ramboll provided environmental, hydrological, engineering and geotechnical services for the development of the reserve’s new reed beds. They prepared a hydrological and geotechnical design together with a dredging specification to make way for the new wetland area whilst allowing for the continuous supply of London’s potable water.

This win follows recognition at the Ground Engineering Awards in June, where the project picked up the prize for Sustainability Project of the Year. It has also been shortlisted for the upcoming British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards under the Carbon Reduction Initiative of the Year category.

 

External Sources
Ramboll UK website: Walthamstow Wetlands Wins Again