Weymouth & Portland Rugby Club’s new car park

July 4th, 2024 Posted in News
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Developer LondonMetric Property and Mildren Construction, the team behind the hugely successful ‘Weymouth Gateway’ brownfield regeneration project, working with Mercery Road occupier Medisave (UK) limited, have helped give Weymouth & Portland Rugby Football Club’s (WPRFC) car park a much-needed extension and facelift.

LondonMetric was approached by WPRFC’s Facilities Manager, Adam Lloyd-Edwards, who explained, ‘The Club hosts so much more than rugby now. The local football team is also based here, we run a popular social venue, and we’re even one of the few places where racing pigeons from all over the UK come to be safely “liberated”.  But the lack of adequate parking was causing problems for us and our customers.’

Sharman Projects, the Project Manager for both LondonMetric and Medisave, saw the opportunity to repurpose 200 tonnes of type 1 aggregate no longer needed by Medisave after completion of works in connection with its new extension, and they immediately agreed.  Matt Denton of, Medisave, said, ‘Helping a worthy cause, continuing to support the Rugby Club while avoiding waste is a great win-win.’

In support, LondonMetric provided monies from its Community Fund to meet costs, Mildren Construction provided supervision to ensure safety and quality, and G Crook & Sons provided the plant needed to undertake the groundworks. Together they have now doubled the parking capacity on the Club’s grounds.

Anthony Van Deurs Goss, Chairman of WPRFC said, ‘We can’t believe how much they’ve done nor how fast it all happened. We can now comfortably park three lines of cars and trucks can turn safely.  This will make such a difference – not only to our members and supporters, but to the long-term future of the Club. We are very grateful to everyone involved.’

Tom Pinder from LondonMetric said, ‘We’re always keen to support our neighbours in areas we develop and were delighted to support this fantastic club, which does so much to not only bring local residents together in sport but as a community.’

Over the last few years, Weymouth Gateway has generated some 340 year-round jobs through its high-profile occupiers, which include Aldi, B&M, Costa, Dunelm and McDonald’s. If its Phase 3 planning application is successful, these will be joined by M&S.

Pictured above are TBC, WPRFC’s Facilities Manager, Adam Lloyd-Edwards, Mildren’s Dave Gillingham and G Crook & Sons Merv White. Thanks to all concerned!

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