We Were Behind Hampshires New Castle


Romsey based consulting civil and structural engineering firm WFBA attended the Paultons Family Theme Park to view visitors enjoying latest attraction within Peppa Pig world. WFBA’s Director Nick Groves said that they were proud to add a Castle to their list of more unusual projects that they have provided structural analysis and consulted with architects to ensure that The Queen’s Castle at Peppa Pig World will stand for many years to come.

“As the new Castle, complete with a family ride that travels through its two towers will see more visitors than many of Hampshire’s historic castles and fortifications, we are delighted to have been involved in this latter day landmark,” said Nick Groves.  

Paultons Family Theme Park Managing Director Richard Mancey said that the £3m Queen’s Castle officially opened at Peppa Pig World in May as part of a large extension to the land including two brand new rides, The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club! 

“Peppa Pig is now a worldwide phenomenon with ever increasing popularity amongst pre-school children. The UK exclusive Peppa Pig World here at Paultons has been enjoyed by millions of guests since it opened in 2011” said Richard Mancey. “We are pleased to utilise suppliers in the region including WFBA who can enhance our projects with their professionalism and enthusiasm.” 

The last project WFBA’s team supported was the popular Velociraptor and Flight of the Pterosaur rollercoasters within Paultons Park’s Lost Kingdom attraction which was opened to the public in May 2016.  Detailed structural calculations and setting out ensured that the foundations would carry the loads and forces specified by the ride designers.

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Richard Mancey and Nick Groves by Hampshire’s newest Castle.