Agenda item

Wanstead Park Ponds Project - Initial Engineering Assessment

Report of the Director of Open Spaces.


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the Wanstead Park Ponds Project. The Director of the Built Environment introduced the report and invited questions from the Committee.


The Committee questioned whether the water level present at the site were correct, and the cascade effect, as it evidently impacted the management of many elements of Wanstead Park. The Director of Built Environment confirmed that the levels had been considered and it was added that further analysis was required on the ornamental water. In addition, it was noted that the Golf Course pond nearby had been reviewed and were considered not to be an issue.  



  1. That additional budget of £40,000 be approved and £30,000 from the existing budget is reallocated to reach the next Gateway; and
  2. That the categories assigned to each of the lake’s dams be approved; and
  3. That the Panel Engineer’s recommendation be noted; and
  4. That revised project budget of £190,000 (excluding risk) including reallocation of funds be noted; and
  5. That the change in extent of the project and the reduced total estimated cost of the project now at £750 000 – 1 million (excluding risk) be noted; and
  6. That Option 3, to undertake a further engineering study including into the water management of the lakes be approved.


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