Thatcham Municipal Lake

Thatcham Municipal Lake

Dual benefits


West Berkshire District Council

Project Objective

To stop erosion occurring to an established island in the Discovery Centre’s two hectare lake.

Project Description

Stage 1 of this regeneration programme involved protecting the island’s shingle beach, a potential Ternary, from destructive wave action. A series of floating islands was constructed with a mixture of aquatic vegetation. Because of the lakes high duck density,protection was offered in the form of bird deterrants.

Stage 2 is now underway to eradicate the algal bloom problem altogether and preserve the lake’s resident population of carp.

Products involved

Floating islands - a single 8m x 4m metres and two 3.5m x 3.5m hexagonal islands.


Island erosion stalled and algal problem significantly reduced.


A superior solution with dual benefits - erosion control plus improved water quality.

Project Summary

Products Used

  • Erosion Control
  • Habitat Creation

Project Features

  • Lakes
  • Floating Islands

Project Nature

  • Turnkey
  • Medium
  • Problem Solution, Completed in 2006.

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