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 was enjoyed by skaters for more than 10 years and was replaced due to its 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.
The scope of work in building the Salisbury min ramp included several typical design and construction-related items and methods.
User group and community consultation engagement events.
Design and supply of accompanying drawing package for planning purposes.
Pre-construction information before work started.
The mini ramp construction work included:
Fencing and securing the site.
Setting out with client and engineer.
Site strip and clearance,
Storage of arising material.
Importation of material.
Supply and Installation of permanent user signage.
Further online project promotion of the mini ramp created a positive message to the community and many views in the first three months after opening.
"What a fantastic effort by Clark and Kent Contractors for 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."