Case Studies - Lee Valley White Water Centre

Lee Valley's Terrace Bar and Cafe seating area Non-slip decking helps keep changing areas safe underfoot Gripsure's grooved Balau anti-slip decking
Lee Valley's Terrace Bar and Cafe seating area Non-slip decking helps keep changing areas safe underfoot Gripsure's grooved Balau anti-slip decking

Lee Valley White Water Centre offers a unique mix of white water rafting and paddle sports, including family activities. The attraction, which is in Hertfordshire’s scenic Lee Valley Country Park, needed a new decking solution for its Terrace Bar & Café.

Because many visitors choose to relax over a drink or a meal straight from their water sports experience, it was important to have decking that would be non slip, even with surface water. And with the Terrace offering a packed programme including live music events, it also needed to be hardwearing.

Gripsure supplied nearly 4,000 metres of Balau Hardwood anti slip decking a hardwearing product with an expected in-service life of more than 50 years.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority’s surveyor, Robert Kearney said: “We needed decking with the greatest resistance to damp, which we could use to create safe non slip walkways. We were looking for many years of durability, so this is a long-term investment for us.”