Leading wet civil engineering firm Land & Water has recently completed works on the River Great Ouse in Bedford, constructing a landing stage to encourage more boats to make the journey to the head of the navigation.

The project, contracted by Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, saw Land & Water use its specialist plant to create a sheet piled landing stage on the River Great Ouse, at Kempston Mill. The works aim to bring more visitors into Kempston, benefitting the local economy and raising awareness of the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway project.

Andy McBride, Contracts Manager at Land & Water, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust in supporting their mission to promote the creation of a waterway park that connects the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes to the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

“The sheet piled landing stage at Kempston Mill is the first step and will benefit local inhabitants and boating enthusiasts greatly, and we are proud to be using our expertise to provide innovative solutions to this project.”

Land & Water often works with independent canal authorities, trusts and commercial waterways to protect the 2,000 miles of water networks in England and Wales. It also holds a framework contract with the Canal & River Trust as a valued partner to deliver important dredging projects across the UK.