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 park."

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 area 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 Park project.

"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."

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