The Details

Thurston Building Systems successfully designed, manufactured and installed a 3 bay Reception Building for Guildford Borough Council at Wild Wood Adventure Park. This building comprised of a reception area for visitors to the park, offices, kit room, staff room and welfare facilities.

The Thurston design team worked closely with the client from the outset on the design of the building and the client’s specific requirements. All designs were submitted to the client for their approval and once a design freeze was in place the manufacture of the building could commence and the procurement process begin. Thurston project team had to approach the nominated water services supplier and ensure all the required paperwork was in place to order & fulfil to the requirement of the contract to the satisfaction of the client. Throughout the contract the project management team worked closely with the client representatives to ensure their requirements were being met and any issues that arose were dealt with in an efficient manner to ensure all parties were clear on their objectives.

One particularly challenging aspect was that the only site entrance is through a single track road. The delivery of the modular bays had to be meticulously planned to co-ordinate an uninterrupted delivery schedule without major disruption to the park and also only being able to facilitate only one delivery vehicle on site at any one time.

The end users are highly delighted in the facility that we have provided as the following testimony shows:-

“Guildford Borough Council commissioned the building of a new reception centre with public toilet facilities for the UK’s largest high ropes adventure course. This was built and erected by Thurston’s, and was opened in May 2014. With its attractive cedar cladding, the building blends perfectly with the surrounding park environment. It is standing the test of time well, and has not suffered from vandalism or damage from the extremely heavy usage it has received from users of the course and members of the public. Thurston’s completed the project to time and budget, and have been professional at all times. We are delighted with our new building, which has received praise and acclaim”

About The Project