Clark & Kent was invited to tender for the Telford skatepark in 2019 and selected to construct the facility in 2020. Telford Council places great emphasis on health and safety, and the tender included external national health and safety accreditation from CHAS, Constructionline and Acclaim. Clark & Kent has an excellent health and safety record and is recognised for the robustness of its core contract health and safety paperwork.
The ground was broken in late October 2020, and construction of the Telford skatepark was completed, and ROSPA-approved, in December 2020. Initial consultation was undertaken, and a fully bespoke design package for funding and planning purposes was provided by Clark & Kent in-house, minimising downtime and decreasing lead times.
The skatepark construction work involved several constraints, including working next to an existing MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area), working around trees and restricted and sensitive access issues which included vehicles entering the site on a public open space footpath. Relevant traffic management was used and the project was completed on time, on schedule and in budget to the original contract sum.
The whole skatepark project included hosting user-group and community consultation events, designing and supplying drawings for planning purposes and developing pre-construction information.
Pre-construction work involved fencing and securing the site, installing control measures for pedestrian access, erecting safety signage as well as tree and root protection measures.
Building work included a site strip and clearance, drainage works, sub-base works, concreting and a turfing scheme.The client's expectations were surpassed and they have since engaged us on similar projects.