Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoir Footpath


Burroughs were appointed by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) to design two new accessible footpaths running around the perimeter of the Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs to the north of Cardiff.

The Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoir Footpath project was linked to the opening of a new Visitors Centre at the reservoir, aiming to refurbish and rejuvenate footpaths around two adjacent reservoirs to provide a community leisure site. The footpaths had fallen into disrepair as the reservoirs were no longer in active use. To convert them into a community leisure site, Burroughs implemented sustainable solutions, constructing a 2.5km-long footpath made of compacted soil. This not only aligned with the aesthetic of thenlocation but also offered a more environmentally friendly, lower carbon and lower-maintenance option.

The scope extended to creating a visitor-friendly environment, including the installation of bird hides to promote appreciation of local wildlife. This project is an excellent example of Burroughs’ ability to deliver innovative and environmentally conscious solutions, meeting the diverse challenges of complex construction projects.

Client / Project TEam

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW)