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Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park

Lough Key Forest Park encompasses the most scenic and important part of the Rockingham Estate, a significant 18th century land holding near Carrick-on-Shannon in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2003, Moylurg Rockingham invited design teams to submit concept proposals for the £5m redevelopment of the Forest Park, with the aim to provide a family focused facility to ast as a catalyst for future local development.

A proposal from Ferguson McIlveen (recently incorporated into Scott Wilson) was accepted, which included a visitors centre, a maze, adventure house and an elevated Tree Top Walk.

Woodburn successfully tendered a contract to construct the steelwork for the walkways, and also erect a 36m tall lift tower for access to a high viewing platform.

The walkway was completed in September 2006 and the overall development was due to open to the public late in 2007.

Woodburn manufactured and erected the steel for 250m of tree top walkway, which reached heights of 9m throughout the park.

This is the first walkway of it's type in Ireland, and was even the cover story in a New Civil Engineer publication.

As part of the project, Woodburn also manufactured and installed a 36m tall lift tower for access to the 3rd and 5th storey viewing platforms. The lift was installed by Otis Lifts.

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