Mapledurham weir

Mapledurham weir

The client

The Environment Agency were refurbishing this Thames Weir, to tackle weir safety issues, which provided an opportunity to quickly and cheaply create a new recreational feature with RapidBlocs.

What we did

Adding Unistrut in the re-concreting of the radial control gate we were able to create an adaptable wave/hole canoe feature.

  • small scale project
  • obstacles
  • flow analysis
  • block setup


An experimental installation to demonstrate the ease of installing RapidBlocs during weir refurbishment; making a recreational feature from an otherwise single purpose structure.

Good feature, quick installation, Environment Agency approved scheme, reformed energy from the gate into useful deeper and with more concentrated energy dissipation than the previous fast sheeting flow that was of no interest to paddlesport.

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