One of the largest restoration projects undertaken by Kingcombe Aquacare, Mells Park presented us with a wide range of challenges.
Mells Park boasts two large lakes, both in the region of 3 ha in size and both sitting on-line with the River Mells itself. The lakes were heavily silted up, so much so that 90% of the top lake had become lost in a willow carr. Different methods of silt extraction were adopted for each lake, and in total more than 110,000m3 of silt was extracted and moved to disposal sites on the Estate. Both of the dams were leaking and required major repairs and renovation to meet the requirements of the Reservoirs Act.