Winning Play Design

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Things are moving a pace at Calder Holmes Park

New Play area

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The winning design was announced by Hebden Royd Town Council two weeks ago. The winner of the £100,000 tendered designs is Hags Play Ltd.

A number of consultation sessions took place including the display of plans at the Council Offices, Calder Holmes Park and Riverside School.

Chris Holyroyd, CMBC Playgrounds Officer says, ‘I am very impressed with the extent and the detail of the consultation and personally enjoyed the enthusiasm and commitment of the kids at Riverside School in relation to the process as whole’

Hags’s design divides the play area in to two parts via a curvy path. The older kid’s area includes a large play structure with turrets and flume slide, a DDA (Disabled Discrimination Accessible) buddy swing, a Multi – Pondo sea saw, two flat seat swings and a cone web climber.

The younger children’s’ area includes a smaller climbing frame with slide, two basket swings, the Mayflower – a rocking boat, two Springies and a DDA roundabout.

The play area will also have a new tarmac top surface and safety surfacing with patches of colour and sett edging around the equipment.

A flower bed will be created along the riverside of the play area, to be planted up as a separate contract with a naturalistic, sensory theme. The bed will help deal with the problem of the raised tree routes and soften the play area edge.

The contract with Hags, the play company, has been signed and works are to start on Monday the 28th of April. Unfortunately this does mean that the play area will be closed for approximately eight weeks but the plan is for it to open in good time for the school holidays.

It should be noted that image shown is from the original tender document – the actual scheme including positioning of equipment does vary slightly from this.