Salisbury City Council chose Clark & Kent Contractors to install the new skateboard mini ramp because they are one of the country's top manufacturers of concrete skateparks.
The old skate ramp, enjoyed by skaters for more than 10 years, was to be replaced due to its poor condition and general wear and tear. The new ramp is a classic halfpipe design suitable for beginners to advanced skaters.
On the side of the ramp is a graduated transition, perfect for skaters who are new to ramp riding. There's an optional high extension section for the more advanced skater where more speed can be gained for bigger tricks.
The Salisbury mini ramp is designed to blend in with the green space and has grass banks formed at either end to help make the structure more natural and pleasing to the eye.
Pre-construction work included hosting user group and community consultation engagement events, the design and the supply of drawing packages for planning purposes. It also involved fencing and securing the site before setting out with the client and engineer.
Mini ramp construction included site strip and clearance, storage of arising material, drainage works, sub-base works, Tarmac surfacing, concrete works and a landscape turfing scheme. We also supplied and Installed permanent user signage and agreed on a maintenance contract. Further online project promotion of the mini ramp delivered a positive message to the community.
What a fantastic effort by Clark and Kent Contractors in removing the old skate ramp and installing a new one in the period of just one month. The facility will continue to be a great space for the local community to socialise and exercise for many more years to come.
Cllr. John Walsh, Mayor of Salisbury