10. Wardown Lake Improvements

Themes: Promoting appropriate and sympathetic land management; Improving water quality and water quantity

Objectives:

  • Reduce flood risk
  • Reduce pollution through physical improvements around the river

Project description

A number of changes to Wardown Lake will have a positive impact on the water and the wildlife.

Silt removal

In November 2014, silt was removed to improve water quality and flow.

Wildfowl awareness and management

There are proposals for work to raise awareness of the issues of overfeeding the wildfowl on the lake, including introduction of interpretation and feeding stations.

Wardown Bridge

The iconic Wardown Park Suspension bridge was officially re-opened to the public in July 2016 following extensive repair and renovation. The bridge underwent a four month facelift to restore it restore it to its original glory with much of the structural steel work mended and the suspension cables replaced.

The bridge has been a central feature of the park since the early 1900s and was completed by 1908. It is reported to be shortest single span suspension bridge in the country.

Project lead: Luton Borough Council
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.