The week leading up to the May bank holiday saw us commissioning a new childrens splash pad at Sandymouth Holiday Resort, in Bude, Cornwall.
This was the final piece of work for us to complete on this project ready to hand over to the Client in preparation for their opening at the weekend. Normally we would be finished and commissioned with time to spare but we were reliant on others for power and water connections and to complete the finishing around our work. We understand that everything went well despite thunder and lightning on the Friday night. We are happy to announce that our equipment worked well without any problems for the holiday makers and in the words of one mother on Facebook – “my little man loved it”
So well done to everyone from Kingcombe who helped make this scheme a success, and added to the enjoyment of the resort’s customers.
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The creation of the new children’s splash pad at Camber Sands Holiday Park is in its final stages, the safety flooring has ben laid and the Mechanical and electrical works are under way. The play features are to be installed over the next two weeks
2017 has got off to a good start with projects underway around the country.
We are working in East Sussex on a splashpad as part of a leisure park development. The site is at Camber Sands near Rye, and is a new feature being installed as part of the redevelopment of the holiday park. So far we have experienced torrential rain and freezing temperatures but the project is moving on. One of the quirks of working on sites like these is that the client provides the accommodation and the site teams end up staying in the park mobile homes. Whilst these are great for family holidays in the summer months I am told they get a bit chilly when the temperature outside is minus 5 degrees C.
At the other end of the country we are working on a very similar scheme at Stibb near Bude in Cornwall. Another splashpad development on a holiday park but here we are working very closely with the Main Contractor who is building the control and plant room next to the splashpad.
These projects are running to strict timescales to allow the work on the surrounding areas to be finished before the parks reopen and take holiday bookings.
In complete contrast we have just started building a 6m deep pumping station and associated valve chamber with ancillary works on a sewage works for Wessex Water. The site is about 10 miles from our offices, so gets lots of visits from everyone. It also means that everyone gets home at night.
We are also involved in work for a government agency along the sides of the River Severn within site of the Severn Bridge. This must rate as one of the most bleak and cold places in the South of England. When the wind is blowing up the estuary bringing rain from the Atlantic it is not a pleasant place to be.
The winter maintenance of the weedcutting boats is underway and fabrication of platforms, structures and stairways is keeping the workshops gainfully employed.
Despite the cold and recently wet weather everyone is cheerful and looking forward to the advent of spring, longer days and hopefully better conditions to work in.
If you are looking for a holiday venue with something unique to offer then we recommend you consider Netherton Farm near Kingsbridge in Devon – it has a natural swimming pond!
We recently converted the pool there from a traditional chlorine treated system to a naturally filtered BIOTOP swimming pond. The pond is partially heated to take the chill off and is open for use between May and September. Sally and Laura who own and run Netherton Farm wanted to get away from the constant reliance on chemicals to keep the pool clean and opted for a naturally filtered system to let nature help do the work.
The natural pool is full of life and it is possible to see amphibians hiding in the planted regeneration zone while dragonflies dart around over the water. There is always something interesting to see as you would expect with a living biological system. Swimming in a natural swimming pond is a unique experience and perfect for those who want an alternative to swimming in chemically treated water.
Sally and Laura are the most welcoming hosts so if you are looking to get away and fancy swimming with nature you should give Netherton Farm a try.