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Wimbledon Park Lake Project

We have conducted a flood study of Wimbledon Park Lake, it was found that it no longer meets safety standards required by the Reservoir Act 1975. We are carrying out statutory improvement works in the interest of reservoir safety.  

Ward and Burke Construction Ltd have been commissioned by us to undertake the design, planning and construction of modification and improvement works to the existing Wimbledon Park Reservoir dam. These works require the upgrade of the existing spillway, embankment modifications and construction of an additional auxiliary spillway to accommodate safe passage of the flood events.

The scheme will also include additional improvement works including the deculverting and river restoration of Wimbledon Park Brook in the park.

A planning application for the scheme has been submitted to us.

Project timeline

  • Gardiner and Theobald engagement: January 2020
  • ARPE Tender Release: February 2020
  • ARPE Tender Received March 2020
  • Main Contractor Tender Release: June 2020
  • Main Contractor Tender Return: July 2020
  • Appointment of Preferred Contractor: September 2020
  • NEC Contract Award: Dec 2020

Key programme dates

  • Submission of Planning: May 2021
  • Planning Approval: July 2021
  • Start on Site October: 2021
  • Planned Contract Completion Date January 2022
  • Anticipated Completion Date March 2022

Flood Study 2019


Project surveys

Technical steering group documents


Project planning application

Contact us

Leisure and Cultural Services
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Telephone: 020 8545 3678 or 020 8545 3930
Fax: 020 8545 3326