Romsey based consulting civil and structural engineering firm WFBA joined Paultons Family Theme Park Managing Director Richard Mancey to view visitors enjoying the new rollercoasters within the new Dinosaur themed Lost Kingdom attraction.
WFBA’s Director Nick Groves said that thanks to the conviction of the Paultons Management team to invite the best of regional businesses to support the development of the park, it was, perhaps unsurprisingly, their first opportunity to work in a theme park and in particular the structural support of rollercoasters.
“It’s definitely been a talking point with other clients and friends. Our responsibility was to ensure that the foundations would carry the loads and forces specified by the ride designers and that they were in the right place to bolt the ride onto when it arrived from the manufacturer, ” said Nick Groves. “We also designed the stations and other structures plus supports to many of the rock features around the site.”
His colleagues Sophie Hayes and Steve Hollick who worked on the precise structural calculations and setting out for the Velociraptor and Flight of the Pterosaur rollercoasters and other features on the site also congratulated Richard Mancey on the success of Lost Kingdom which opened on 17th May and has already proved to be extremely popular with guests visiting the Park.