Specialist Contractor, Fairwater Ltd, was contracted to refurbish the lake at The Weald & Downland Living Museum, Chichester, using Firestone PondGard™ EPDM. The museum occupies a 40-acre landscaped site that help tell the story of every day rural life over the past 950 years. Part of that story is the tradition of milling flour using a water wheel as the power source and the museum’s lake is a critical part of this exhibit, as well as an attractive feature of the site’s landscaping and a thriving natural habitat.
Failure of the pond’s lining system had resulted in loss of water level and the museum’s team had been forced to ‘top up’ the level to allow the water wheel to operate. To address this and improve landscaping at the site, the refurbishment was undertaken as part of a Lottery-funded scheme to create a new visitor centre and café.