Cassiobury Park, Watford

External Concrete

Lazenby’s external concrete has transformed 1800m2 of Cassiobury Park’s wet play area. The elements were cast in concrete to resemble a ravine, in this 13-month long, multi million pound Heritage Lottery Fund restoration. Designers, lead consultant and landscape architects LUC, worked with a multi-disciplinary team. Borras Contruction specified Lazenby to create this exciting family-friendly environment, which re-opened to the public at Easter.

ClientWatford Borough Council
LocationCassiobury Park, Watford
ColourWhitby Buff, Stone Buff and Walrus
Visual/textural finishDecorative features to paddling pools

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Technical detail:

Three existing paddling pools were comprehensively upgraded and incorporated Lazenby decorative external concrete. Just over 1,800 metric tonnes of concrete were poured over a 4 week period with an additional 4 weeks to complete the shotblasting process. The colouring and decorative effects were incorporated at the pour. Lazenby’s Whitby and Stone Buffs are some of our popular external concrete colours. The circular upstand in the centre of the pool was cast in the co0mplementary colour of Walrus, this feature has been lightly shotblasted.

Each paddling pool surface is 150mm deep, onto a complex frame of reinforcement, hidding a large water tank and pipework. A team of 5 Lazenby master craftsmen created the gently layered rock-effect sides. The colourings and treatments used were designed to be appealing to children and to weather well throughout the year.