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Drayton Manor Theme Park - Leisure - CWA - Engineering
Drayton Manor Theme Park - Leisure - CWA - Engineering

Bounty Pirate Ship, Drayton Manor Theme Park

This exciting project involved the construction of a new pirate ship attraction and themed access platform within the existing lake at Drayton Manor Park.
  • Client:
    Drayton Manor Theme Park

  • Location:
    Tamworth, Birmingham

  • Project Value:
    £2,200,000

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy

  • Added Value:
    Copeland Wedge Associates worked closely with the Swiss ride manufacturer to ensure a smooth installation of the attraction onto the carefully coordinated support pillars.

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    Bounty Pirate Ship, Drayton Manor Theme Park
Description

In order to maxime the space available for the new pirate ship the Client decided to construct the attraction within the existing lake at the centre of the theme park.

The ride required the construction of four support pillars together with a fully waterproof pit to house the drive motor and associated equipment to power the ride. The construction had to be completed within the short winter close down period of the park and required the entire lake to be completely drained. Extensive well point dewatering techniques were employed to allow construction to take place.

Due the the sensitive nature of equipment to be housed within the pit, careful consideration was given to the design and detailing of all reinforcement to control potential cracking. This together with the use of waterproof concrete has ensured the pit has remained dry and watertight at all times.

For further information please contact Steve Brown

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