Robert Largan MP has visited the Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge to see the progress being made on the restoration work.
Most of the piling work has now been completed, which enables the start of the next phase in the construction programme, installing the new spillway structure.
Once constructed, the exterior of the turrets at the end of the stilling basin will be sandblasted with artwork, created as part of a community art project by artist Tom Edwards.
The Canal & River Trust are anticipating much of the new spillway construction work will be completed by the end of 2024.
The aim is to get the reservoir restoration work finished by summer 2025. This will be followed by demobilisation of the construction site, building the new sailing club and extensive landscaping to bring Toddbrook Reservoir and Whaley Bridge Memorial Park back to public use.
The expectation is that the project will be fully completed around autumn 2025.
Commenting, Robert Largan, MP for High Peak, said:
It’s been a long time coming but I’m really pleased that significant progress is now being made at Toddbrook.
I’m continuing to work with the Canal & River Trust and local residents to get the restoration completed as quickly as possible while minimising disruption.
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