Clark & Kent Contractors was selected for its competitive tender and undertook the Trumpington pump track project south of Cambridge city centre in the summer of 2019. Other pump track building projects for Cambridge are at Pye's Field recreation ground and Brown's Field youth and community centre, both at Chesterton to the north of the city
After an initial consultation and some minor tweaks, the designs for a new pump track at Trumpington were implemented. The project was a six-week programme and involved several constraints as we were working next to a school, around trees and on a site with sensitive access issues.
The scope of work involved user group consultation, design and drawings, pre-construction information, fencing and security, control measures for pedestrian access, safety signage, tree protection, drainage works, sub-base works, tarmac surfacing, concreting, landscaping and regular maintenance.
Trumpington Pump Track is located at King George V playing fields, also known as Trumpington Recreation Ground, to the south of Cambridge city centre. It's home to the Trumpington Pavilion community centre and to Trumpington Bowls Club. The site also has a playground, tennis court and a football pitch.
As the pump track is near a school, we included a segregated all-ability section within the larger footprint. The all-ability track is shorter and has access from the flat areas to minimise user intimidation and maximise user safety. Our online pump track project promotion exceeded 250,000 views in the first three months of opening.
Location: Trumpington Pump Track, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9JF
C&K provided us with in-depth expertise and high quality in the construction of our new pump track. They showed great flexibility and solved onsite problems when they arose. They thought about the impact of the build on the wider site and made adaptions to accommodate the environmental impact and ensure a quality finish. They were easy to work with, and they communicated well with us as the client, kept us updated on the progress and explained the process and timeframes of the build throughout. The construction team themselves are riders, and they brought this practical knowledge, enthusiasm and vision to the final installation. We would have no issues with recommending C&K to others for similar types of wheel sports facility construction.
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