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Life’s a Beach at Lee Valley

Jun 6, 2016   //   by Steph   //   Beach Builds, Blog, Permanent Beaches  //  No Comments

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Life’s a Beach at Lee Valley this year.

Visitors to Lee Valley Country Park can now relax on the parks very own permanent urban beach, which is situated by the Olympic white water rafting course.

140 tonnes of golden sands were shipped in to transform the area by the Pavillion into a glorious sandy haven for chilling out and having fun with the kids.

 

Lee Valley already offers an incredible array of outdoor activities and places to visit including watersports, cycling, climbing and even glamping in mini wooden cabins and cocoons.

Well worth a visit!

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Portsmouth Permanent Beach

Mar 6, 2015   //   by Steph   //   Blog, Permanent Beaches  //  No Comments

Work has begun on the regeneration of Portsmouth’s permanent beach volleyball courts on Southsea Parade.

The urban beach courts are used for beach volleyball and as a training venue for the England Beach Soccer team but had become unfit for purpose.

Beach Events have been called in to redesign and build a new permanent urban beach that will prove fit for purpose in years to come.

Beach sports are gaining momentum in the public eye, particularly with the introduction of Beach Volleyball in to the Olympics.

They are a great way of getting fit as the sand makes the body work harder at moving and keeping its balance.

They are also a great spectator sport being fast moving with plenty of goals/points scored, typically in beautiful settings.

Southsea and Portsmouth are very lucky to have their own permanant sand courts to introduce these fresh and dynamic sports to the local community.

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Olympic Legacy Beaches

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 Beach Events and the London Olympic Legacy Beaches.

 Beach Events are proud to have been chosen to build 5 Olympic legacy Sand Sport Courts in   and around London, utilising the sand from the Olympic Beach Volleyball Court at Horse guard Parade directly after the amazing London 2012 games.

5000 tonnes of sand were used to create the Olympic courts, which has been distributed throughout London to create sand Sports Facilities for the public in St Albans, Eltham, Redbridge, Barnes and Brentwood. This is to create a legacy of the Olympics by encouraging a new generation to experience sand sports from beach volleyball to beach soccer. (Basically any sport can be played on sand but it is genuinely much more strenuous!).

Beach Events have now designed, created and delivered 5 multi use sand spaces in partnership with Volleyball England for the Olympic 2012 legacy project.

  • St Albans have regenerated an existing grass area in Verulamium Park into a multi use sand sport court.
  • The Samuel Montague Youth Club in Eltam has converted an old 5 a side football pitch into a sand sports court.
  • The Borough of Redbridge has converted an old and dis-used Bowling Green into an urban beach.
  • The Barn Elms Sports Centre in Barnes has converted 4 former tennis courts into a multi use sand facility and the Brentwood Leisure Centre Sand Court has just been completed on an adjacent sports field.

These new builds are in addition to the Olympic legacy work started in 2011 (after the Olympic test events) when we built London’s first permanent sports beach at the Score Centre, in Leyton , converting another old and unused bowling green. Sand sports are here to stay and are a great way to get fit, get focused and socialise in the fresh air, and although we cant enjoy the climate of Tahiti, we can dream as we wiggle our toes in the sand!

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For blog articles on the 2012 Legacy builds >>

 

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