New concept boardwalk for Center Parcs Longleat Forest
Center Parcs, Longleat Forest, had a scenic wooden boardwalk which formed the main route for guests to walk down to the lake. After twenty years of use the wooden structure had reached end of life and needed to be replaced.
Demolition of the existing boardwalk began and our new design bought to life in its place.
The civils, involved earth moving and demolition and building structural gabion walls. We developed these with a woodland twist, to ensure structural stability while in keeping with the surrounding forest.
Our brand new designed ‘kit form’ boardwalk offered the client a structurally non-invasive boardwalk. Not a bolt passed through any of the structural timbers.
As well as incorporating a new innovative method for fixing the decking, the whole design was developed to maximize the life cycle of the boardwalk and give ease of maintenance.
The finished boardwalk and path were handed over on time and below budget, and has taken its place as an eye-catching centrepiece, enjoyed by Center Parcs guests and staff alike.