Lake contractors start this month

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 March 2015

Contractors pictured with representitives from council and MARLENS.

Contractors pictured with representitives from council and MARLENS.

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CONTRACTORS have now been appointed to carry out the restoration works on Clevedon’s Marine Lake with work due to start at the end of this month.

Dyer and Butler has been recruited to complete the project, which competed with four other businesses for the contract.

The company is said to have an excellent record with this kind of project, recently repairing the railway line on the Dawlish coast after it was damaged during storms last year.

Councillor Peter Bryant, North Somerset Council’s executive member responsible for open spaces, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint such a capable contractor with a proven track record to renovate this wonderful seafront feature.

“I look forward to attending the MARLENS festival in September with a fully-functioning lake.”

Phil Ramsden, contract manager at Dyer and Butler, added: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project and look forward to working with North Somerset Council and the local community to improve the use of this fantastic facility.”

The plan for the lake includes a paddling area, a restored promenade, a strengthened sea wall and improved access in an attempt to increase water sport activity and make the area more attractive to residents and visitors.

Work is scheduled to begin on March 30 with the first job being the de-silting of the lake. The whole project is expected to be completed by the end of August in time for the start of the Clevedon Tides Festival in September.


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