TQ2277 : London Wetland Centre and housing

taken 11 years ago, near to Barnes, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

London Wetland Centre and housing
London Wetland Centre and housing
This new reserve was built on the site of the Barn Elms holding reservoirs, made obsolete by the building of the London Ring Main. The site of the treatment work was sold by Thames Water to Berkeley Homes. Some proceeds from this, together with money from Wildfowl and Wetland Trust went into creating the current reserve from the reservoirs on the 42 hectare site. Very little material was allowed on and off site (to minimise local heavy lorry traffic) so the concrete linings were crushed and used as the island tops.
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TQ2277, 231 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 January, 2007
Category
Nature reserve > Nature Reserve   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2283 7729 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8743N 0:13.9528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2286 7720
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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