On the east bank of the River Servern, Greenford Ltd are currently constructing a fish pass alongside Bevere Weir.
The project, Unlocking the Severn, speaks to our core as it encompasses a commitment to the environment and sustainability.
The project will open up 158 miles of river, allowing fish to migrate to spawning areas.
The Bevere pass is truly unique. A regular fish pass takes the form of a ‘ladder’ with each rung stepping up a level. In contrast, the by-pass channel at Bevere is a long, gently sloping ramp. Blocks are cast into the base of the channel to break the waterflow and create conditions where fish can swim upstream, comfortably.
The project involved making provisions to access to the site. This included the creation of a temporary road. Piling and excavation work is now underway to create the pass.
We are immensely proud to be working towards the future of the United Kingdom's fish species. Keep an eye on our blog for updates on this exciting project!