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Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club — Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club     Duncan Ross has executed the vision of renowned golf course architect, Jonathan Gaunt, with the fabrication of four bunkers at Astbury Golf Club, which ....

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Duncan Ross carries out essential work after Floods at Edenhall & Langwathby Cricket & Football Club —  Duncan Ross carries out essential work after Floods at Edenhall & Langwathby Cricket & Football Club    Duncan Ross has carried out essential turf rejuvenation work at Edenhall and ....

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Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club —  Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club Duncan Ross sportsturf contractor has finished the last stage of a four-year drainage project on ....

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Duncan Ross helps Bolton R.U.F.C build for the future —    Duncan Ross helps Bolton R.U.F.C build for the future   Like all grass roots sports rugby has its challenges when it comes to providing facilities and quality playing surfaces, ....

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First ever established drainage systems installed on greens at Wolstanton Golf Course —  First ever established drainage systems installed on greens at Wolstanton Golf Course   Duncan Ross – specialist sportsturf contractors – has completed a project at Wolstanton Golf Club, based just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, to install the courses’ first ....

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Duncan Ross to expand its contracting services in 2016 —  Duncan Ross to expand its contracting services in 2016  Duncan Ross, specialist sportsturf contractor, will be exhibiting at BTME 2016 in Harrogate as the company looks to expand on its recent successes.   As always the main focus ....

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New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors —  New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors   2015 marked a moment in history for Egremont Amateur rugby league football club (ARLFC). This was ....

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Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities —   Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities    Since being awarded Academy status St Aiden’s CE Technical College, Fylde Coast, Lancashire, has made the decision ....

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Duncan Ross drainage breathes new life into the pitches at Bolton RUFC —  Duncan Ross drainage breathes new life into the pitches at Bolton RUFC Duncan Ross sportsturf construction and drainage contractors has completed a major project to install drainage and renovate the pitches at Lancashire based Bolton RUFC.  ....

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Heswall Golf Club retains historic course features —  Duncan Ross project at Heswall Golf Club retains historic course features   LANCASHIRE-based Duncan Ross Contractors have completed a project at Heswall Golf Club, Wirral, to remove a ditch and carry out drainage improvements.   Heswall Golf Course stands ....

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BLEC SEEDER ADDED TO DUNCAN ROSS FLEET — DUNCAN ROSS CONTRACTORS, the leading north-west specialist in landscaping, sportsturf and drainage, has taken delivery of a heavy duty BLEC disc seeder. The 2.2metre seeder has been added to the extensive fleet of machinery owned by ....

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DUNCAN ROSS GETS GO AHEAD ON FOUR NEW PITCHES AT HULTON PARK —   THE diggers have arrived at Hulton Lane playing fields in Bolton ready to kick-start work building four new football pitches. The long-awaited £474,000 sports development will include changing rooms, toilets and a new car park. ....

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WHAM FARM FINDS A SOLUTION TO FARM FLOOD THREAT —   Duncan Ross, drainage contractor, has installed a reversible pumping station at Whams Farm in Lancashire. The objective is to prevent extensive flood damage occurring again this winter, by managing the water levels on the farm. ....

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ACADEMY INVESTS OWN RESOURCES IN MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARD SPORTS TURF FACILITIES — St Aiden’s CE Technical College, Fylde Coast, Lancashire, since being awarded Academy status has taken the decision to invest its own resources in the maintenance of the schools superb sportsturf playing facilities.  A major sports ....

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CLITHEROE GOLF CLUB MANAGER PRAISES THE EXCELLENCE OF DUNCAN ROSS DRAINAGE WORK —  DUNCAN ROSS, the Ormskirk-based sportsturf contractor, has successfully completed the drainage part of a re-development project at Clitheroe Golf Club, Lancashire, after last winter’s weather caused huge delays. It all began two years ago when the planned ....

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WHEELCHAIRS GET ACCESS TO ANCIENT WOODLANDS IN WILLIAMSON PARK, LANCASTER —     A project to improve access for wheelchairs on the pathways in the ancient woodland Fenham Carr area of Williamson Park in Lancaster, is proving a real benefit to the local community and visitors to the ....

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DRAINAGE TRANSFORMS NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL RUGBY PITCH IN PREPARATION FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 —     Team managers from across the world are looking for training grounds to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Newcastle Royal Grammar School has been highlighted as a potential site and is looking to ....

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WHEELCHAIRS GET ACCESS TO ANCIENT WOODLANDS IN WILLIAMSON PARK, LANCASTER

   07-Oct-2013

 

 

A project to improve access for wheelchairs on the pathways in the ancient woodland Fenham Carr area of Williamson Park in Lancaster, is proving a real benefit to the local community and visitors to the area.

 

Lancaster City Council commissioned the work to renovate the existing paths and to re-develop a third of the trail to provide access for everyone; young, old and disabled.  Installing ramps would give wheelchair access to some of the more inaccessible areas in the park, particularly the woodland.

 

Elliott Grimshaw is the Duty Manager for Williamson Park “We wanted to improve the existing pathways and make sure that everyone had the opportunity to enjoy every area of the park,” he said.

 

“We approached Duncan Ross with the problems and objectives and he studied the site and came up with the solutions and a plan of action. Duncan is a very experienced contractor and over the last couple of months has transformed the pathways.”

 

Duncan Ross works closely with his team. “Poor drainage had caused considerable erosion of the pathways,” he explained “By grading the paths and altering the camber we were able to re-direct the flow of water to alleviate persistent flooding. We could then begin the renovation of the pathway surfaces and correct all the damage.”

 

“It’s always a challenge to work in the public arena, but we are very experienced in this field. We have been lucky with the weather and managed to get the paths re-instated very quickly. We endeavour to keep disruption down to an absolute minimum.”

 

All the pathways were cleared of vegetation, and stone added as required to aid the surface water to run off.  Edging was laid to retain the soil and prevent future erosion in the worst affected areas. A third of the pathway was completely re-developed. Wheelchair ramps were created and built alongside the existing steps for the general public.

 

We are very impressed with the final results,” commented Elliott “The work is of top quality and Duncan’s team has performed in a totally professional manner. They are always mindful of the fact that they are working in an area which involves the public and were able to supply us with the necessary risk assessment and health and safety requirements.”

 

“We have 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks, play areas and breath-taking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District.

The park regularly hosts concerts, plays, courses and children's activities. Now anyone who wants to come and enjoy this natural beauty will be able to enter the woods with ease.”

 

Duncan Ross Ltd specialise in design, construction, renovation and maintenance of sportsturf surfaces and drainage installations. They also undertake projects that include sensitive areas of the environment and conservation.

 

 

"We like a challenge and will consider any project large or small. We look to the goals of our customers and work with them to exceed their expectations. From our initial consultation through implementation, completion and after care service, there are no surprises or hidden costs. We encourage open communication throughout, underpinned by an uncompromising level of safety, attention to detail, customer service and environmental care.

We have the necessary technical expertise, experience, very latest plant and equipment, and the dedicated in-house specialist staff to ensure that you are provided with the very best service. Our experience in the field of turf management and maintenance, plus our unrivalled skills in drainage projects, guarantee excellent results. Effective planning and overall project management means that the projects are delivered on time and within budget."

 

Duncan Ross
Managing Director