West Wycombe Shooting Club

Client:
EJ Churchill Group Limited

Club:
West Wycombe Shooting Ground, Park Lane, Lane End, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3NS

Location:
West Wycombe Shooting Ground is situated 4 miles south west of HighWycombe between junction 4 and 5 of the M4.

Scope of Works / Project Background:
The Club was originally on an open piece of land approximately 40 acres near to the town of High Wycombe in the Chiltern Hills. The land was being used temporarily by a grouse and clay shooting club, which consisted of a few wooden shooting stands with two automatic traps. Grouse shoots took place in the contained woodland. The objective of the development was to enhance the landscape, build noise attenuation barriers to prevent the sound traveling into the local area and use extensive planting to create a natural appearance, at the same time encouraging wildlife, flowers and plants into the development. There are benefits both for sporting and commercial use of the grounds. The creation of a greater number of shooting stands gives the club the ability to host competitions, commercially sponsored days and other outdoor pursuits without affecting the core shooting disciplines. The development of the club house will allow provision of a shop, restaurant and bar facilities that will greatly enhance the attraction of the site and encourage membership. Individual bunds were created following a specific design to encourage the many forms of shooting. Core mounds were used to provide a firm base structure with topsoil added for planting. Supplementary fill was imported to complete the project. The planting of the mounds consisted of mainly wild plants and shrubs on the back of the mounds to blend into the landscape of the surrounding area. The internal side of the mounds have a cleaner more landscaped approach to enhance the overall appearance.

Project Key Points:

  • Conceived and implemented with full consultation with Club
  • Scheme design and build
  • Noise attenuation measures introduced
  • Provision of more shooting stands
  • Improved facilities - including Clubhouse
  • Introduced ability for corporate days and competitions
  • Landscape enhancement to improve attractiveness to wildlife
  • Extensive planting of endemic species
  • Increased financial stability/profitability
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