Compton Verney Car Park



The Brief

Walsh were appointed principal contractor in 2018 for the construction of a new car park at Compton Verney.

This contract began in 2019 and has recently been finished.

The contract involved the extension and refurbishment of the visitor’s carpark and involved site clearance, excavation, land drainage, fencing, surfacing, tree protection, planting, with both hard and soft landscaping. The visitors centre remained open to the public and staff throughout, for this reason we operated a phased construction, ensuring areas of the carpark where able to be used before moving on to the next phase. This worked well with the users and our end client who were happy with the work we did. The client had a strict timescale due to the carpark needing to be open in line with the attractions opening season and the filming of the ‘Antiques Roadshow’, Walsh finished this project both on time and to budget. During this project we worked closely with the design team and have a good relationship with them having worked with them on numerous projects. Within this project and working with the designer we were able to suggest an alternative manhole product that meant maintenance and service would be more efficient long term alongside a cost saving to the client.

The project included managing other trades such as hard landscaping, surfacing, tree protection, electrics and specialist material suppliers such as wrought iron fences and a bespoke pedestrian bridge.

Working with the local rambling group we realised that it was important to keep the footpath accessible throughout our works. We also took independent advice regarding bat activity in trees to ensure their habitat was safe and appropriate