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Portsmouth Pump Track, Hampshire

Clark & Kent Contractors was contacted by Portsmouth City Council to discuss options to update their recreational facilities around the Hillsea Lido area of the city. The council awarded the full scope of works to Clark & Kent to start background works on the project in 2017.

This included appointing a conservation/ heritage specialist to prepare a full heritage assessment and statement to help with the planning application. Clark & Kent carried out a full ground assessment by soil testing and providing recommendations with full submission of the planning application.

We carried out the design and build proposal, including site preparation, topsoil stripping, drainage, soil importation, track construction, tarmac berms and start hill, track surfacing, landscaping and RoSPA report for a 57 x 35-metre BMX pump track with a fully finished surface surrounded by an interclamp perimeter fence.

Once the scope of works was agreed, the plan was put in place, and we carried out the required pump track building works. The Portsmouth pump track was delivered on time and within budget. Councillor David Evans, Portsmouth Sea Front Manager, was thrilled with the finished track. Since completion, the track has featured on various BBC programmes as a focal point for healthy lifestyle promotion in the Hillsea area of Portsmouth.

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