Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look at the new Treehouse Hotel at Port Lympne Reserve; we journey to the far reaches of Manchester to take a look at the construction of a Star Wars event; and we throw the spotlight on Working at Height.
Situated close to the town of Hythe in Kent, Port Lympne Reserve is a wild animal park set amongst 600 acres of land. The award-winning park is home to some of the planet’s most endangered animals and provides visitors with an African safari experience unlike any other. Keen to enhance the offering at the Reserve, Port Lympne has recently introduced its new range of accommodation – the Treehouse Hotel. Nestled in the trees, high above the 600 acre reserve, the luxurious Treehouse Hotel allows guests to stay amongst the trees in beautifully designed all-year accommodation.
Meanwhile, Manchester is shortly set to be transported to a galaxy far, far away, with the arrival of For the Love of the Force – a Star Wars extravaganza unlike any other. The event promises to be the UK’s biggest independent Star Wars convention and will allow fans of the most famous sci-fi saga to come face-to-face with an array of pop culture iconography, including a full-size Scout Walker and the Mos Eisley Cantina. Other highlights of the event will include Jabba’s Palace, which is being constructed alongside a custom-built Jabba the Hutt puppet, and the Dagobah System – home to Jedi Master Yoda.
And finally, the NASC has launched its 2015 Safety Report – documenting accident statistics for all NASC full contracting member companies in 2014, covering 14,988 operatives, which constitutes a major proportion of the UK’s total scaffolding workforce. Find out more about it in our Working at Height feature on page 81.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.