Lee Valley White Water Centre

Terrace Bar and Cafe Decking

Lee Valley White Water Centre is a world-class white-water rafting and canoeing center located in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England. The center was purpose-built for the 2012 London Olympics and features a 300-metre Olympic-standard white-water course, as well as a 160-metre intermediate course and a flat-water paddling area. The facility is open to the public and offers a range of activities, including white-water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing, as well as coaching and training programs for individuals and groups of all skill levels. The center also hosts national and international competitions and events, and has become a popular destination for adventure seekers and water sports enthusiasts from around the world.

  • 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.

    Robert Kearney| Lee Valley Regional Park Authority’s surveyor

The attraction 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 anti-slip, even with surface water. Additionally, with the Terrace offering a packed programme including, live music and events, it also needed to be hardwearing.

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