We’re pleased to announce the recent completion of our involvement in The Grand Western Canal’s reconstruction.

In November 2012, a section of the canal breached following unexpected and heavy rainfall. As one of our core services is the maintenance and preservation of Britain’s canals and waterways, we were asked to carry out hard landscaping and rebuild the supporting north wall of the canal’s banks and towpath. Working together with a number of contractors, we successfully completed the works ahead of schedule and were able to open the canal path to public.

 

The canal is of significant importance to Devon – it is part of a country park and nature reserve, and is a popular tourist attraction in its own right.

 

The Grand Western Canal was designed in the mid 1900s to connect the Bristol Channel with the English Channel – opening up the South West to greater trade. However, work was halted mid-way through the project as the railway network became a faster and more economical option.

 

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