The design offers great fluidity between spaces and almost tells a story with paths moving children from one zone to another.
Other than the initial consultation and design period there was no other preparatory work to undertake due to the lack of any existing play equipment. This meant that Sovereign was able to enter the installation stage very quickly.
Sovereign installed a range of play equipment including ‘The Brig’, which is based on a ship design and incorporates wooden platforms at different levels, a slide, a log climber, a rock climber, log ramp and gang plank.
Other equipment installed included a 1000mm high Foxtail Adventure Tower, which is accessed via a gently sloping rock climbing ramp. The tower incorporates a slide and provides challenging play for younger and older children alike.
Other areas newly incorporated include a storytelling area, musical play, sensory play panels and a Play Lodge, which gives the children the opportunity to explore imaginative play. It comes complete with machine-rounded posts and half rounded cladding, with three walls and roof supports. The Apex roof on the Play Lodge is constructed using overlapping featheredge timber, helping to provide both shade and shelter. It can be used for seating or shelter, or can house a range of toys that children can use for role-play.
Sovereign also incorporated all weather surfacing in the play areas and the pathways between the zones to allow for all-year round, safe access.