Clark & Kent Contractors won the tender to design and construct the Newhaven Skatepark. The scope of the works and the tender brief was to consult with residents, community groups and user groups and draw up a complete design package to exact site requirements considering several adverse conditions.
Further consultation was needed to develop the final design and produce 3D models of the skatepark project for full approval. The contract covered the construction stage to handover, a 12-months defects and maintenance package and a 10-year guarantee. It also included an opening event and promotional services.
The Newhaven skatepark was constructed over eight weeks. Our design team worked closely with the user groups, developing their ideas to cater for skaters, BMX riders and scooter users alike. Construction involved working with existing skatepark features. The primary stages of construction included the sympathetic removal of unsafe and unsightly ramps and other skatepark equipment. These ramps had a modest refurbishment, and we gifted them to another nearby community project free of charge. We felt strongly about repurposing the equipment, which still had much play value, once repaired and properly installed.
Building work at the Newhaven site involved wood formwork and shuttering, bespoke steelwork and fabrication, measuring and marking out and importing new materials. There was also the shaping and compaction of material and sub-base, concrete surfacing and shaping, Tarmac surfacing and line marking, including a turfing scheme and signage installation. The rock armour wall was a gift using stone recovered from the construction, and we felt it was a nice feature and added that personal touch to an already fantastic facility proving our commitment and mindfulness in creating not only an aesthetically pleasing background but clearly showing the pride we take in the construction of our skateparks. We also arranged an opening day event with music and a stall that handed out bikes, skateboards, safety equipment, t-shirts and stickers as part of our community benefits package.
Following the success of the Newhaven project, we have been engaged in further contracts with the client. Please see the written testimonial and don't hesitate to contact us for details.
Here's a video of skateboard users enjoying the Newhaven Skatepark in East Sussex
Location: Newhaven Skatepark, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9DL
Other skatepark projects by Clark and Kent can be found at:
Burnley, Burwell, Eastbourne, Edwinstowe, Leicester, Loughborough, Pilsey,
Salisbury, Saxmundham, Silverdale, Telford, Tisbury, Wombridge