Case study:Barn Elms Wetland Centre, South West London

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Location: 51° 28' 43", -0° 13' 58"
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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Economic aspects, Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename Kevin
Main contact surname Peberdy
Main contact user ID
Contact organisation Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Contact organisation web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/
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Work undertaken:
- Wetland habitat creation
- reedbed and lake creation
- on-going monitoring
- access and amenity, visitors centre.

Housing development provided the opportunity to create major new wetland habitat on the site of former waterworks. The new centre is a good example of how the development and planning process can lead to habitat enhancement on a significant scale. The 43 hectare London Wetland Centre is the best urban site in Europe to watch wildlife, an international award winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Beverley Brook (Motspur Park to Thames) and Pyl Brook at West Barnes
Area category 1000 - 10000 km²
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Maximum altitude category 100 - 200 m
Maximum altitude (m) 172
172 m
0.172 km
17,200 cm
Dominant geology Calcareous
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Suburban
Waterbody ID GB106039022850



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Anton Crescent Wetlands Regeneration, Ashlone Wharf FCRM scheme, Barn Elms Sports Ground, Barnes Common, Barnes Common improvements, Beverley Brook Flow control structures, Beverley Brook d/s of Rock’s Lane, Beverley Park, Cuddington Park, Horne Way Weir... further results


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WFD water body codes GB106039022850
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WFD water body name Beverley Brook (Motspur Park to Thames) and Pyl Brook at West Barnes
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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure
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Other reasons for the project Landscape enhancement


Measures

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Floodplain / River corridor Reedbed creation, Creation of a lake, Wetland habitat
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Visitor centre, Community Education, Public amenity and perception, Improved public access
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