The Wicker Man - Alton Towers - Projects - MLM
The Wicker Man - Alton Towers - Projects - MLM

The Wicker Man – Alton Towers

Project Information
  • Location
  • Alton, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sector
  • Sport, Leisure & Culture
  • Services
  • Buildings, Building Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geo-environmental Site Investigation
  • Value
  • £16m
  • Architect
  • Smytheman Architectural

The Wickerman is arguably one of the most exciting endeavours that MLM had the privilege to be a part of. Our inclusion in the creation of The Wicker Man will be remembered by many. MLM were commissioned to carry out Environmental Investigations alongside Structural and Civil Engineering services for this prestigious and confidential £16M project in the Alton Towers theme park. Several disciplines in our Ashford office worked together to produce the foundation design for the first wooden coaster built in the UK in 20 years.

Our design comprised of the waterproof RC substructure, the Station building, and the substantial accomplishment of the sub-structure and super-structure steel frame for the Preshow building. Our works also included the design of RC retaining walls, external stairs, undertaking a cut & fill exercise, drainage design and external works, as well as liaising with experts such as Great Coasters International and the Alton Towers executives themselves.

We delivered rewarding design, and several members of our time visited site to experience the fruits of their labour. Two years of design and construction efforts were reimbursed with an impressive 3 minute ride, and the memories of our involvement will be reminisced on for a long while.

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