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Rudyard Lake has been a centre for leisure activities for over 200 years. The lake was built in 1797 to provide water for the canal system and is in fact a reservoir rather than a lake. The lake is still a major source of water for the Trent & Mersey canal system and is owned by

British Waterways. Over 2.5 miles long is the largest straight stretch of water in England outside the Lake district
The name Rudyard came from Ralph Rudyard who is alleged to have killed Richard III. The lake gave its name to Rudyard Kipling whose parents first met at a party by its shores and had such a particular love for it that they named their child after it.

Topbond were engaged to remove the existing penstock and replace with a new hydraulically operated system. The works comprised of underwater concreting, cutting and diamond drilling in zero visibility to high tolerances.
Topbond also carried out confined space inspections and repairs to the structures and M&E systems, tunnels, culverts and valve tower using in-house Engineers, Masons and Carpenters.
All works were completed within a tight timescale.

 Post Tensioned Investigation


Upgrading of mooring facilities to accommodate superyachts



 Structural testing and asset condition surveying 

Refurbishment of six span bridge over River Ouse in York

Plastic Sheet piling to retaining  wall

Built in the early 19th Century for strategic defence against invasion in the Napoleonic Wars, the Royal Military Canal is a 45 km waterway which runs across Romney Marsh from Folkestone to Hastings.

The damage caused to bridge parapets from Road Traffic Accidents can pose additional headaches when hard-to-replace masonry work is affected. This is particularly so if the structure is Listed.

As part of their continuing programme of repairing and improving the UK’s canal system, British Waterways recently refurbished a stretch of the Oxford Canal.

Old Stoke Bridge is a single span bridge that carries one carriageway of the A137 over the tidal section of the River Orwell near the Haven Post area, Ipswich.

In 2001 Intaspan completed the construction of a 35m long steel plate girder footbridge to span the River Lea on the Mossops Park development at Enfield.

Constructed in 1925 and comprising a reinforced concrete monolithic structure using the “Hennibique” system with three clear spans of 4877mm, Langford Bridge carries the increasingly busy B1018 between Hatfield Peverel and Heybridge over the River Blackwater at Maldon.

Intaspan was approached by Portsmouth City Council to provide a full design and build package for construction of a 32m long footbridge over the moat next to Hilsea Lido. The package included the concrete foundations.

Enniskillen in Northern Ireland was the location of one of Intaspan’s recent footbridge projects.

This brick arch canal bridge required serious attention following the collapse into the Grand Union Canal of a large section of previously applied sprayed concrete.

Topbond won this replacement bridge project for Hertfordshire County Council’s term maintenance contractor, AMEY Lafarge, with the requirement to demolish and rebuild the Bridge Street bridge in Hemel Hempstead.

The Wetland Centre in Barnes is a 100-acre wildfowl reserve developed on the site of the former Barn Elms Reservoir.

The brick bridge over the River Roding at Abridge in Essex was in poor condition, but as a Grade II listed structure it was necessary to find a solution which would be both functional and aesthetic.