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Greenford Ltd continues work at Green Lane Weir, Maidenhead

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Greenford Ltd continues their work as Principal Contractor for the construction of the Green Lane weir in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

The project, Maidenhead Waterways, aims to restore the previously neglected waterways and return the town centre to its former riverside glory.

The formation of the weir

Appointed by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Greenford Ltd oversees the creation of a weir and a fish pass.

Once complete, the weir will raise water levels and fill enlarged channels, allowing water to flow over the weir crest before cascading down.

Installing the fish pass

The completed fish pass

As part of this multi-phased project, Greenford Ltd created a cofferdam. This watertight enclosure was pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline. Materials can be removed to form the weir and its apron. The apron, which consists of natural materials, is designed to remove the energy from the cascading water and prevent scouring.

The weir formation is complete and boat rollers are currently being installed. The rollers will allow canoes and rowing boats to transverse the weir.

Sheet piling continues on the weir

Work continues on the weir

The fish pass is also complete. It will allow fish to pass freely, whether upstream or downstream, at their appropriate developmental stages and times of the year.

Robert Hutton, Director at Greenford Ltd said: “At the heart of everything we do, we hold the environment at the forefront of our minds. We strive to create solutions that blend seamlessly into rural and urban environments. Our ongoing involvement in the Maidenhead Waterways restoration project is one that we are incredibly proud of. We are extremely pleased with the work carried out so far and are excited to see the result.”

The weir and fish pass should open towards the end of the year. In the meantime, residents can show their support for the project by joining Maidenhead Waterways for £10 per annum.

Read more on how to get involved

Watch our timelapse video here.

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