PRECAST CONCRETE SKATE RAMPS
Precast Concrete Skate Ramps were developed by BCP Precast in response to a challenging brief from its local community body, Wyong Shire Council, to construct skate modules designed by local skatepark designer, Paul Carey.
Prior to this, Council had recognised the need for a purpose designed and built skatepark to overcome the increasing conflict between skateboarders who tended to use the footpaths and roadways for their sport, and property owners, pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
The first installation of skateramp modules in 1st July 2000 was at Picnic Point, The Entrance, a popular residential and holiday destination on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Working with Paul Carey to extend the range of modules beyond the original brief, together with a development program designed to improve manufacturing methods to ensure quality and consistency, the SkateRamp Company has evolved into a major division of the BCP Group of Companies, and is now the market leader in both Australia and overseas for the design, manufacture and supply of precast concrete modular skatepark components.
In 1998, BCP introduced a range of precast concrete modular skate ramps. This innovative concept was highly acknowledged and accepted Australia wide by installers and users alike. For over ten years BCP has been manufacturing, supplying and offering design assistance for the installation of precast concrete modules for skate parks across Australia.
Modules are made in varying shapes and sizes to accommodate different skill levels of skateboarders, from novice to expert. One of the most important features of the system, it introduces flexibility. As opposed to permanent in-situ constructed skate parks, BCP's Modular skate ramps allow for future change. The system allows the park to be modified, if change is required.
Change may not be layout only; Councils are always imposed with budget restraints. Instead of postponing a skate all entirely, do as many other BCP customers are doing of late ... start with something small and add on later when more funding is planned.
Mackay Regional Council recently constructed a new skate park using BCP's Precast Modular Skate Ramps . Council's budget was reduced prior to construction. Instead of opting to wait for future funding, the park went ahead at a reduced size. Modular components were the solution. BCP's system enabled the park still to go ahead, allowing the youth of the Mirani community to enjoy their park now. Council were that happy with the ease and results of constructing the park themselves, they're considering more smaller parks so more residents have access to their own local skate park.
Mackay Regional Council's Construction Engineer, Bill Moffat, said "We are really happy with BCP's Skate Ramps, my team hadn't built a skate park before ... BCP made it so easy that we'd do it again" ... "The units were delivered on time and on budget ... the park looks sensational ... and it only took days not weeks before the kids could ride on the park, they love it". At the opening, the Councilors complemented the quality of the park and the good work by all. The Park was constructed in June 2009.
Tightening of purse strings is common reality in the market. Gold Coast City Council plans to build another Skate Park using BCP precast components; they too need to reduce their skate park because of funding restraints. The flexibility of modular ramps allows for redesigns or extensions at anytime, another reason why GCCC choose BCP. Not only are the units more aesthetically pleasing they're low maintenance, cleaner, quieter and they're unlikely to be stolen.
Greg Hehir the Outdoor Youth Spaces Officer from Gold Coast City Council said :
"I've constructed parks in NSW using BCP Modular Skate Ramps and now am in the process of ordering more for the Gold Coast. "
Skateboarding is a growing, dynamic sport enjoying increasing participation and public awareness in Australia. Over 80 skate parks across 40 local councils throughout Australia have been established using BCP Precast products. Parks have been built in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania to date, in both metropolitan and rural areas.
BCP Precast skate parks are designed to cater for all levels of skateboard users' whist being visually pleasing to the wider community.
An investment and construction of a precast concrete skate park in your local area is an ideal community project.
The features and benefits of precast concrete module skate parks are many:
Engineered design and manufactured to AS3600.
Durable Manufactured from 40MPa concrete.
Flexibility in skate park design.
Fully reinforced, all edges protected with galvanised mild steel wear strips.
Can be added to any existing parks.
Non-corrosive and unaffected by extreme temperatures.
Smoother off steel finish minimises abrasions.
Quieter than steel or timber ramps.
Easily transported to outlying areas.
Available in a variety of colours on request.
Fast installation by Council day labour.
Modular configuration can be added to when funding becomes available.
BCP Precast is quality assured to ISO 9001:2008. BCP lives the "quality culture" rather than view the certification as the end result. BCP stakes its reputation on the quality of its products and has continuous improvement as its core strategy.
Contact BCP Precast today for a quotation for the manufacture and supply of a skate park manufactured from precast concrete modules to include in your local government area list of ideal community projects.