Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Early works completed for Hampstead Ponds scheme

Bam Nuttall’s geotechnical contractor Bam Ritchies has completed ground investigations for the Hampstead Ponds scheme in north London.

The contractor drilled 140 exploratory holes at the site, ranging from 3m to 15m in depth. A lightweight modular pontoon was used to carry out overwater boreholes on the model boating pond (pictured).

The results of the ground investigation will be used by the client the City of London Corporation to design the £15M Hampstead Heath Ponds flood prevention dams project.

There are about 30 ponds on the heath, most of which are formed by dams up to 300 years old that are currently at risk of failing in severe weather.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.