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Telford Skatepark, Shropshire

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Clark & Kent has undertaken building projects for the Telford and Wrekin Council over the last several years.

We were 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.

Skatepark construction involved several constraints, including working adjacent to an existing MUGA, working around trees and services and having restricted and sensitive access issues which included vehicles entering the site on a public open space footpath. Relevant traffic management was used along with the correct PPI (People Plant Interface), and the project was completed on time, schedule and budget to the original contract sum.

The scope of design works included:

User-group and community consultation events.
Design and supply of drawings for planning purposes.
Develop pre-construction information before work started.

Construction included all items below:

Fencing and securing the site and installing all the relevant control measure to include pedestrian access, safety signage, relevant public information notices.
Setting out with client and engineer.
Tree protection and root protection measures prior to machine works.
Marking and setting out.
Site strip and clearance.
Drainage works.
Sub-base works.
Concrete works.
Turf scheme.

The client's expectations were surpassed and they have since engaged us on similar projects.

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