“Consultation is vital to the creation of a park that meets the requests and needs of all its users.”
Skateparks often become the focal point of an area, once built the skatepark attracts users but also offers a spectacle for onlookers, the success of the final outcome is dictated from the very start of a project.
This process involves meeting with local users and community groups to create the most effective plan possible. Taking onboard this input from the community, the information is transformed into a fluid design.
“Our aim is to build a park that will support activity across a generation.”
A 3D model is created to illustrate different concepts and ideas, the models are then reviewed and any changes are made to create a final skatepark design.
We employ a ‘by the user, for the user’ approach, and along with our background and experience, we are able to create skateparks that cover the needs of all activities, whilst considering the user skill levels and abilities right through from beginner to a professional level.
- Exciting lines and directions within a park design offers more creative ways in which the user can ride the skatepark.
- A considered plan ensures for a longer lasting skatepark that will encourage the development of it’s users and their skills.
- Our knowledge means we can build a park that integrates a number of different disciplines and ensures a great user experience.
“Young people will return to further their skills and engagement with the facility.”
We appreciate the diverse nature of skatepark users and want to create a central point to further the skills and integration of young people. A better user experience ensures the sustained life of a facility.
”A successful park design integrates multiple activities and specific ideas to allow for a broader skatepark user group.”
Over the last decade wheeled sports have dramatically changed, with each sport developing its own styles. Skatepark design has had to reflect these changes, we are committed to continually coming up with creative, innovative, and user lead design ideas.
Skateparks often play host to more than four key activities, these user groups each require something different from a design.
- The 3D design process allows us to view many conceptual plans and choose the best option.
- We offer planning services in both 2D and 3D animation.
- Our clients have found our visual 3D output very useful in preparation for funding and planning applications.
The biggest advantage of 3D planning is that it allows us to present designs to both pro riders and local park users for their input. This direct input helps us to create the most exciting and challenging park layout.
“We use the latest design and construction techniques to accurately turn the vision into a reality.”
"Concrete’s hard wearing and durable nature offers a smooth and quick riding surface that is far quieter and stronger than wood or metal."
For skaters and riders, concrete offers great traction, it’s also quick drying making it far more usable in damp conditions. From a maintenance perspective, concrete requires very little attention, it’s vandal proof and aesthetically pleasing, concrete is the ideal option when considering an outdoor facility. Once the consultation and design is completed our team will move in to prepare the site.
“Every project is different and requires a bespoke approach to both design and construction.”
A typical skatepark build would follow a set process consisting of the following:
- A permit to dig would be issued only after all site investigation work was completed & service info cleared.
- A designer/site engineer would mark out the site for excavation, install all underground drainage runs beneath the park and proceed to set out site with relevant heights so the stone could be imported to bring up levels.
- With all the groundworks completed timber formwork would be installed for shuttering, mesh and all steel work.
- Throughout all stages, the designer/site engineer would be constantly monitoring all works to ensure compliance with design and safety.
- With all the shuttering and steelwork complete to specification, we would then begin to concrete the park, this is a very labour intensive process and is done to the highest standards.
- Our method of laying concrete has been perfected over many years using knowledge that we have gained worldwide on a diverse set of projects.
“Concreate offers the industry knowledge and experience to tailor our process to the needs of the the client.”
For any questions regarding our design and build process please do not hesitate to get in touch.