As Designer and Contractor, Russell was able to deliver bespoke works with a flexible design approach. Adapted a variety of large woody material techniques to create a sinuous channel, translocated wet grassland for quick establishment. Specialist floating plant to minimise disturbance. Problem-solving around retained cricket bat willows and unexpected population of roman snails.
Outline designed was produced by the client which was re-appraised & tailored onsite for maximum benefits. Russell identified multi-benefits during delivery of the project including; wetland turf translocation which accelerated establishment, incorporated existing trees within the ‘new’ channel, online ponds created to improve floodplain connectivity and win site gravels to minimise costs.
A design / build project to reduce sediment and nutrient inputs into the reservoir. Designs were developed with the Client and multi-benefits developed throughout the project including, hibernacula’s, leaky woody debris dams, online ponds, reed beds and silt settlement areas.