Fairfaced concrete blocks supplied for a new development to extend the facilities offered by the charity Rock UK Adventure Centres Ltd.

 

Brief

Carroty Wood is a beautiful, 58 acre site enclosed by mature woodland. The centre in on the outskirts of Tonbridge, Kent, approximately 20 minutes from the M25; less than 3 miles from a mainline railway station and within an hour’s drive of the South Coast making it a popular choice with schools from the south of England, the south east and London.


Carroty Wood is run by Rock UK Adventure Centres Ltd, a Christian charity that has been providing exciting outdoor adventure for more than 90 years. At Carroty Wood schools take part in fun and exciting residential and day activity trips with programmes designed to develop confidence and communication skills that can be transferred to the classroom. On site, the range of instructed adventurous activities they offer include abseiling, archery, BMX, orienteering, night hikes, and many more.


The new sports hall facility has been built adjacent to the existing indoor swimming pool and the design incorporates a single-storey hall large enough to take a badminton court with storage to one side, a kitchen with basic catering facilities, and toilets including a disabled toilet.

Solution

Masterblock Fairfaced walling blocks used as an interior facing block for the sportshall and shower rooms. Product features include:

  • Available in both a lightweight and dense block option
  • Available as a solid or hollow format
  • Standard strength of 10.4N/mm2
  • Blocks with an increased strength available subject to order specification
  • Close texture and natural colour
  • Quality assured manufacture
  • Solid blocks for use internally and externally
  • Available in Buff or Grey

We supplied approximately 400m2 of Fairfaced Buff walling block for this project. The natural colour enabled to contractor to save time by avoiding painting and also decorating costs, putting them ahead of deadline and budget.

Key facts about this project

  • Rock UK Adventure Centres Ltd

  • Balfour Beatty

  • JBKS Architects

  • QODA Consulting Ltd

  • Sports and leisure

    • Interior walling
    • Tight deadline
    • Aesthetically in-keeping with rural location