Deputy Mayor visits Moore Concrete Leisure Tables at Loughshore Park
One of the most popular attractions at Jordanstown’s Loughshore Park over the past twelve months has been its new precast concrete table tennis table, which is located on the green directly adjacent to the visitor car park.
Made to full scale, and incorporating its own net, the fixture has caught the imagination of the general public both in terms of its aesthetic value and its recreational use.
The park’s new focal point was designed by Moore Concrete’s Philip Moore, who recently had the opportunity of playing a game or two of table tennis with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Deputy Mayor Timothy Gaston.
“The key challenge was that of coming up with a mould design that allowed us to make the table in one pour of concrete,” Philip explained.
“Given the table’s location close to the sea, we used a concrete specification which would stand up to the corrosive nature of the breeze coming in off the shore 24:7. For safety purposes we also included steel reinforcing, which would ensure that the table will take a fair amount of wear and tear.”
Councillor Gaston confirmed that the precast table had been proven extremely popular with visitors to Loughshore Park over the past year.
“It combines functionality and a very eye catching design,” he said.
“Adding to the good news story is the fact that More Concrete fought off stiff competition, courtesy of the tendering process entered into. This speaks volumes for Moore Concrete as a business.
“I am fully aware of the tremendous strides made by the company over the past number of years. And I would like to wish everyone involved at Moore Concrete continuing success in the future.”