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Children’s Splash Pad Nears Completion

The creation of the new children’s splash pad at Camber Sands Holiday Park is in its final stages, the safety flooring has ben laid and the Mechanical and electrical works are under way. The play features are to be installed over the next two weeks

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Made to Measure

We have recently completed a number of projects where the main features of the works have been fabricated in our own workshops. We are CE accredited to Level 3 (EN1090) and produce a wide range of made to measure products including bridges, jetties, flood gates, trash screens, sluice gates and bespoke one-off fabrications – using a variety of materials such as steel, timber and plastics.

The pictures show works in Devon including replacement trash screens at two sites and a fabricated mild steel footbridge with a composite deck and stainless handrails.

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bridge

All three structures were upgrades and improvements on what was installed previously. All our fabrications are bespoke and made to suit the particular location. The first activity is always a careful survey of the site to ensure we have the correct dimensions. This must be done to ensure that when the finished structure arrives on site the measurements are perfect and it fits first time.

Trash screens are installed in flood channels to remove large pieces of debris from the water course before it flows through a pipe or culvert.  The screen reduces the risk of debris causing blockages in the culvert and subsequent flooding. We also undertake maintenance contracts with several clients to ensure that these screens are regularly cleaned and maintained so that they are ready to take any storm flows, and are not covered over with a fly-tipped mattress or garden waste.

To see more about the fabrications we do, please visit http://kingcombe.com/water-maintenance-services/fabrications-2/steel-fabrications/

Fish and Eel Pass

Improving Eel and Fish Passage

An example of success achieved by good design, strong partnership working and experienced installation teams.

We have recently completed another eel pass and fish baffle installation for the Environment Agency, this time in Frampton Cotterell, on the Bristol Frome in Gloucestershire.

Working very closely with the Environment Agency project manager, Gareth Varney, and Fisheries Officer Jody Armitage, we installed one of our jointly designed cassette type eel and elver pass systems on an existing weir, to help improve eel migration. The recycled plastic fish baffles were installed on the concrete weir face to improve the ease of passage for trout and coarse fish.  Both systems were designed to minimise the impact on flow measurement accuracy of the weir and on flood warning capability.

Water level was higher than expected so conditions were challenging but not insurmountable. Our site team were able to manage the water effectively by deploying sand bags and flow deflectors to divert it away from the works area. This facilitated the installation of fish baffles and the eel pass, while maintaining constant water flow downstream.

Eel Pass Tiles

Our work was completed safely, on time and to budget. Gareth Varney, Environment Agency Hydrometry & Telemetry Programme Manager commented;

“We are delighted with the new eel pass installed by the Kingcombe team. They were able to complete the installation under challenging conditions but despite this the end product is perfect. It has not compromised the operation of our existing weir and has hopefully improved migration of fish further up the Frome catchment and should be another positive step in the right direction in the battle to reverse the decline in the European Eel population”

Kings Cross Natural Swimming Pool

Kings Cross Public Natural Swimming Pool

Public Natural Swimming Pools – Kings Cross, London

THE ASSIGNMENT: Creation of the UK’s First Public Natural Swimming Pool

As part of the 60-acre redevelopment of Kings Cross the property developers, Argent, were obliged to provide public realm art work to satisfy their planning obligations. The last of these was entitled ‘Of Soil and Water’ and was designed by Dutch Architects, Ooze and Slovenian artist Marjetica PotrČ. The rationale behind their concept was to create an urban oasis right in the heart of the building site.

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Rycote Park after restoration by Kingcombe Aquacare

Landscape Restoration at historic Rycote Park

Rycote Park was the site of an Elizabethan royal palace, and the main house still incorporates part of that original building. The extensive grounds include a lake of almost 5 hectares, part of which dates back to Elizabethan times but which was considerably enlarged and landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century. Very little work had been done to the lake since that time. By 2000 it was heavily silted up, with only 0.5m depth of water over most of its surface area, and seriously encroached by alders, willows and marginal vegetation around the greater length of its banks.

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Salam Park, Riyadh - Kingcombe Aquacare consultancy work

Kingcombe Aquacare to exhibit at Wod-Kan Fair 2015

As leading international consultants in the specialist sphere of environmental water management, Kingcombe Aquacare are looking forward to exhibiting at the Wod-Kan Fair in Poland from Tuesday 26, May to Thursday, 28 May. Please click through to see more details in English and Polish.

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