Green theme park gets the Timber World treatment
The country's first ever eco-theme park is being created with the help of a
leading national timber merchant.
Arnold Laver Timber World's Mosborough branch, near Sheffield, has supplied
more than £8000 worth of graded building timber for the new Gulliver's Eco
Park, in Milton Keynes.
The site contractors are using a range of long length timbers to construct
building frames for the Park's environmentally friendly themed zones.
Norma Broderick, from Arnold Laver Timber World in Mosborough, said: "We are
delighted to be involved in such an exciting and prestigious new project.
"The majority of our timber and wood-based products are sourced from legal,
well-managed forests - which is perfect for the new environmentally friendly
The 'Eco-Park', situated adjacent to the existing Gulliver's park, will be
based around four themed areas. Construction work has already started on a
building frame for a Bone Yard, which will include a fossil identification
A Dino Safari Ride housed in the Park's Evolution section and a Crop Field
Water Ride in the Land section have also both been excavated ready for the
Easter 2007 opening.
Duncan Phillips, Director of Development and Design for Gulliver's Theme
Parks Group, said: "We have worked with Arnold Laver Timber World for many
years now but we were particularly keen to get them on board for the Eco
"The whole idea of the new Park is to promote environmentally friendly
themes through educational and fun experiences - so it's vital that the
building timbers we are using on site reflect this green concept."