Case Study: Lee Valley equestrian arena and stable block construction

Project: Refurbishment of riding arenas and construction of stable block

Client: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Contract Supervisors: White Horse Contractors Ltd

Contract Value: £142k

WHC were appointed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to carry out refurbishment works at Lee Valley Riding Centre, to the 60m x 20m riding arena, including new drainage system, fencing, membranes and surface. During the works it was discovered that significant refurbishment was also required to the adjoining 60m x 30m arena.

A bespoke fence was designed and installed, along with an extensive pipe drainage system to both arenas, installed using company owned laser guided machinery. Clean granite stone was imported to construct the arena base and high quality needle punched membranes, shipped from Belgium, were flame welded to encapsulate the drainage and stone layer.

Both arenas were finished off with an equestrian silica sand surface, reinforced with synthetic fibre.

Following on from the arena works, WHC transformed a water logged and heavily poached paddock into a fully drained and manicured picnic area for the staff and public to enjoy. Works to the new stable courtyard ran concurrently including extensive drainage and concreting works, concluding with a shingle courtyard and timber post and rail fencing.

“WHC were ready with the equipment, surveyors, and expertise necessary to seamlessly carry out all the necessary works. The project was managed to the highest standard by Tony Martin, whose customer service and attention to detail was second to none. The team were professional and approachable throughout and a real pleasure to work with, and took pains to allow our busy riding school and livery yard to carry on with the minimum of disruption. WHC were alert to the needs of horses and customers, allowing us to run lessons safely while they worked in close proximity. The resulting arenas are absolutely first class and are used with success for activities as diverse as international-level horseball, lead rein classes and grand prix dressage clinics”.
Rachel Seddon – Riding Centre Operations Manager

New drainage system, fencing, membranes and surface.

A bespoke fence was designed and installed, along with an extensive pipe drainage system to both arenas.

Arenas were finished off with an equestrian silica sand surface, reinforced with synthetic fibre.

Shingle courtyard and timberpost and rail fencing.

For more information call 01865 736272 or email whc@whitehorsecontractors.co.uk