Another indoor adventure… with award-winning holiday park Seal Bay Resort

Another indoor adventure… with award-winning holiday park Seal Bay Resort

Check out the latest Blooloop article surrounding our work with Seal Bay on an exciting new indoor adventure attraction!

Greenspan Projects Ltd. has announced a new partnership with Seal Bay, a Cove Communities resort, where it is creating a brand new indoor adventure attraction, set to open in summer 2023.

Seal Bay Resort, formerly Bunn Leisure, is a multi-award-winning holiday park on the South Coast. It is a popular choice for family beach holidays, self-catering breaks and more. The operator wanted to enhance its offer by utilising some existing space for a new adventure attraction and turned to Greenspan Projects to bring their vision to life.

Introducing The Dockyard

The Dockyard will be home to a new indoor climbing frame and walls, with bounce nets on the ceiling. There will also be indoor adventure play and adventure golf. In addition, the Bowling Bay will be refurbished.

Fans of clambering and climbing will be able to enjoy a range of climbing walls, ranging in difficulty and suitable for everyone from novices to expert climbers. Visitors will be able to climb the rigging and make their way to the top. Here, they can then decide whether they are brave enough to take on the challenge of the nets. With three suspended bounce nets to choose from, guests can bounce stand jump while enjoying a bird’s eye view of the adventure complex.

The indoor adventure golf is family-friendly, inviting guests to hop on board for a voyage complete with dastardly obstacles and challenges.

A strong partnership

Talking about the project so far, Gordon Bush, head of activities and leisure at Cove UK, says:

“Working with Greenspan to convert what was a fairly standard sports hall into a wonderous space filled with adventurous activities has been an adventure in itself. We are really looking forward to opening the doors to team training later in May and then to our guests to enjoy in June. Greenspan have taken a fantastical idea and are turning it into a reality.”

Gordon Walker, Cove UK operations director, adds:

“Our Directors challenged us to find the best in class developers that would support and add value to our business. We spent 18 months trying to find the right supplier for Cove UK who could fulfil our briefs. When we reached out to Greenspan they listened to our brief and came back with a project that literally left us speechless. We knew right then that we wanted to present this to our Directors because it didn’t just fit the brief, it would blow them away.

“Making a business case to spend millions was made easier as the project brief told an imaginative story backed up with jaw-dropping equipment themed all around the Dockyard. Greenspan have been brilliant to partner with and we were so impressed that we added two other projects to our parks in Scotland that have again paid homage to their magnificent locations alongside imaginary play to take the resorts to a whole new level of amazing customer experience.”

High levels of detail & skill

Rod Morton, CEO of Greenspan Projects, says: “This has been incredibly exciting to work on with Cove UK, as part of their new development for Seal Bay Resort. What strikes me most is the sheer level of detail that has gone into the technical design and planning for this project – which has so many levels to it… in more ways than one!

“Our team are highly skilled when it comes to bringing the imagination to life and making sure safety elements are of paramount importance, yet they also work so closely with our clients to ensure they can bring dreams to reality… and that’s what it’s all about. On behalf of the whole Greenspan team, it has been a great experience and we can’t wait to see the finalised attraction in full swing.”

Recently, the Greenspan Projects team spoke to blooloop about their work in the growing competitive socialising space, highlighting projects with leaders in the field such as Boom Battle Bar in the UK and Puttery in the US.

Find out more about Seal Bay Resort by clicking here. 

Latest Project

Tui Marella Cruises Adventure Golf

Marella Voyager is the latest newly refurbished vessel to enter the Marella scene. Formerly Mein Schiff Herz, Marella Voyager is the second of two Century-class cruise ships operated by TUI Cruises. Built for Celebrity Cruises at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, Marella Voyager is now equipped with a vast variety of bars and restaurants, as well as an indoor cinema, a pool deck – complete with a swimming pool and whirlpools – and a big show lounge.

Marella’s product development team were looking for something else a little different to bring to a ship undergoing an entire bow-to-stern refurbishment… unlike anything they’d seen on cruise ships before! So, the team engaged with a variety of suppliers and eventually chose Greenspan Projects to work on the design concept for a unique, exciting attraction that will keep passengers entertained… atop The Veranda, overlooking the sea.

Greenspan’s creative design team set to work to produce a concept that could be enjoyed by all… and, of course, centred the story on none other than the beautiful big blue sea! Pops of colour in the coral reef, creativity with realistic rockwork and enhanced playability were key elements considered. Marella are conscious that all passengers should have the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of any attraction on the ship, so accessibility and safety were also factored in from the outset.

Upon completion of the design concept, Marella instructed the Greenspan project team to begin the build in Cadiz, Spain, while the vessel was in dry dock. Utilising expertise from marine specialists within the project management team, challenges needed to be considered during the build in terms of factors such as movement of the ship post-build – as this is no static attraction! For safety purposes, for example, the rock formations needed to be brought away from the external railing to account for movement of the vessel and overall safety – plus the space constraints were something a little unique to work with… but not something the Greenspan team couldn’t handle!

The experience of the build was ultimately enjoyed by many members of the Greenspan team – from our estimators, to procurement, project management, marketing and the senior leadership team… it has been a pleasure to be a part of during our first marine attraction build.

Lawrence Benneton, Hotel Refurbishment Manager for Marella Cruises, said: “Marella were very impressed by Greenspan’s “can do”, positive attitude. Working closely with the Marella team on their first marine project, there were a few unbeknown curveballs thrown their way, which they adapted to proficiently.

“We have enjoyed working with the Greenspan team… and we really look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Managing director of Marella Cruises Chris Hackney went on to say the line is now at its largest capacity, giving agents a “fantastic opportunity” to push sales. “We now have five ships in our fleet which means our capacity is at the largest it has been so we can take more customers away than ever before. This makes it so much easier for agents as they know that we will deliver a quality product, and now, with the addition of Marella Voyager which truly is our best ship yet, there is even more of it.”

“It has been my pleasure to officially open the adventure golf on Marella Voyager, and we look forward to seeing it thrive.”

Rod Morton, CEO of Greenspan Projects, said: “We’ve found that designs that allow people to congregate comfortably around key areas like bars and golf holes help to create an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. Safety is also a huge element within what we do. We follow the International Maritime Organization’s regulations across all products that we install onboard vessels. From wallpaper and fabrics to artificial grass, we ensure all products are certified with the ship’s wheel mark to confirm authenticity.

Working with Tui Cruises and Marella has been a genuine pleasure and we look forward to many more marine builds for them in the future!”

Find out more about Marella Voyager and her itinerary by clicking here. 

Inspired? Check out our more about Greenspan in the cruise industry here!

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