Five angling platforms were commissioned by the Environment Agency on Penton Hook Island near to Stains. The EA, Land & Water and a local angling group; the Thames Angling Conservancy (TAC) closely liaised with one another during the design stages to ensure that the platforms would both be functional but also practical to install bearing in mind that there is no access for plant onto the island.
Each platform varied in size but all were constructed to a design level that enabled them to be available for use during times of flooding. Land & Water worked out of Penton Hook Marina to the south of the island and boated materials and equipment across to the island.
The vertical bearers consisted of FSC/PEFC Oak with the completing fit out consisting of FSC/PEFC treated softwood. The decking came to site with anti slip inserts and kick boards completed the platform. Steps were constructed to link up with previous built access. The platforms were handed over to the angling community with positive acclaim For more information follow link.