A civil engineering firm has completed a project to attract more vessels onto one of the Great British waterways
Works to create a landing stage on the River Great Ouse in Bedford have been undertaken to encourage more boats to make the journey to the head of the navigation.
The project, contracted by Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, saw the civil engineering firm Land & Water use its specialist plant to create a sheet piled landing stage at Kempston Mill on the River Great Ouse.
“We are delighted to be working alongside the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust in supporting their mission to promote the creation of a waterway park that connects the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes to the River Great Ouse in Bedford,” said Andy McBride, contracts manager at Land & Water.
”We are proud to be using our expertise to provide innovative solutions to this project.”
The recent works aim to bring more visitors into Kempston, benefitting the local economy and raising awareness of the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway project.
Mr McBride pointed out that the sheet piled landing stage at Kempston Mill is the first step in the project and will benefit local inhabitants and boating enthusiasts greatly.
Land & Water often works with independent canal authorities, trusts and commercial waterways to protect the 2,000 miles of water networks in England and Wales.
It also holds a framework contract with the Canal & River Trust as a valued partner to deliver important dredging projects across the UK.