MJ Abbott

Construction of campsite with new infrastructure and clubhouse

The John Lewis Partnership, Hampshire

Project summary

Expansion of holiday venue for John Lewis Partnership

MJ Abbott Limited successfully tendered and won the contract to construct a new campsite facility to complement the existing timber lodges holiday venue on The John Lewis Partnership’s farm estate at Leckford, near Stockbridge in Hampshire.

The existing site consisted of 12 no. timber holiday lodges which were used to full capacity. John Lewis wished to expand the site to offer further facilities to allow John Lewis Partners and their guests to turn up and camp, along with the opportunity for more glamorous “glamping” as well. John Lewis employed local architects Barclay+Phillips to design a new clubhouse and full camping facilities for caravans, motor homes, tents, euro-style camping and safari tents.

The existing site was an agricultural field used for grazing, so it was necessary to install a complete new infrastructure system to provide the necessary services for the new campsite.

MJ Abbott’s scope of work comprised:

  • Installation of new Rewatec 120PE waste water treatment plant
  • Construction of foundations, drainage, and beam and block floor for clubhouse
  • Construction of 1,300m² area for vehicle access, turning and entrance to the campsite
  • Creation of a new perimeter road around the campsite for vehicle access
  • Installation of electrical infrastructure to each new camping pitch
  • Installation of new 90mm HPPE water main for water supply to the site
  • Diversion and burying of overhead power lines around the perimeter of the site
  • Installation of new LPG tanks on concrete bases
  • Installation of chemical waste station for caravans and motor homes
  • Installation of grey water discharge facility.

New timber fences were erected with timber gates at the entrance to finish and secure the site.

The whole area was carefully cultivated to create a lush green campsite, removing tonnes of Hampshire flint prior to seeding.