An update on Fleet Pond

Fleet Pond is the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire. The nature reserve itself has 141 acres of varied habitats including heathland, woodland, seedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of bird, butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers. The pond itself is 52 acres, so covers some 35% of the total area of the reserve. Most of the reserve us designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of the diversity of flora and fauna.

Suttle Projects, along with Suttle Piling have been contracted to work on a multiple phase program with phase 1 now completed.

Phase 1 consisted of footpath widening and a new boat slipway at Boat House Corner. It is a high traffic area for walkers and cyclists and the previous footpaths were not sufficient to safely cope with the large amount of footfall.

Members of Hart District Council have been invited today for a preview of the completed works before it opens back up to the public from tonight. If you live nearby and don’t have any weekend plans yet, why not take a look!


One of the footpaths before the work started


Overgrowth being cleared


Sheet Piling to stabilise the bank


One of the footpaths near completion


CEO Joe Paine & Technical Director Ali Maidman showing a member of Hart District Council the completed works before it opens back up to the public.


For a more detail look at our Fleet Pond project please check back soon as we will have a full case study


The Suttles Group is comprised of two modern family businesses, operating across four areas, united by a common purpose to serve the construction and infrastructure sector. Suttle Projects offer tier one and tier two civil engineering contracting. With an extensive plant fleet, in-house piling capability, our own design department backed by chartered engineers plus an ICE graduate training scheme. An abundance of experience in general civil engineering, specialising in rail, coastal engineering, earthworks, and inshore marine projects. .Suttle Piling can provide sheet piling for retaining walls, and other types of driven pile. We compliment this with replacement systems, from difficult access segmental flight auger, to economic and rapidly installed continuous flight auger piling. For larger scale infrastructure, or more thorny geotechnical problems we have rotary piling capability within our teams and fleet. Suttle Stone Quarries work from our base on the Dorset Hampshire border to quarry, process and supply primary and recycled aggregates to the trade and public. Plus tipping facilities, we can also provide disposal of inert waste from infrastructure and domestic projects, on any scale. Our modern fleet of FORS compliant tipper and self-unloading trucks ensures the most reliable service available in our operating area. Suttle Purbeck Stone traces its route back to the 1930’s when our family first became involved in the Purbeck stone industry. We are proud to carry this heritage forward as modern producers of Purbeck stone products for all types of building and landscaping projects. Purbeck stone is quarried and processed by local craftsmen at our California Quarry site.