Case Study: Thame Park victorian trout race construction

Project: Restoration of Victorian Trout Race

Client: Strutt and Parker

Consulting Engineers: Lewin, Fryer & Partners

Contract Value £52K

This project involved the restoration of a derelict trout race believed to have been constructed by Capability Brown whilst landscaping the parkland surrounding the Estate.

There were four dams that were eroded to such a state that it was not possible to patch up and repair them – complete rebuild was considered necessary. It was essential to re-use, where possible, the original brickwork combined with the sympathetic introduction of modern day masonry and steel work.

The structure was replicated as close to the original design as possible including the re-construction of a tilting fish screen and green oak penstocks. This allowed the option for fish to be moved between each of the water-bodies as well as offering the capability of being drained down independently.

Facilities

Restoration of a derelict trout race.

Complete rebuild of four dams.

Replicated as close to the original design as possible including the re-construction of a tilting fish screen and green oak penstocks.

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