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Wilton Lodge Adventure Playground, Play Surfacing

Product: Play Area Surfacing

Budget: £87,000

Brief: To install safety surfacing to the clients chosen design supplied by the appointed Play Providers.  The design incorporates many colours, graphics and mounds to create a striking large scale adventure play park. The design received input from local primary school children and the result was fantastic.

The Process: Once the play equipment was installed by the Play Provider the site ready for the surfacing works to begin.  Many on site meetings were held with the client and contractors to ensure smooth running of the installation within the designated time frame. Using our specialist surfacing knowledge we advised subtle tweaks to the design to match up day joins with the placement of graphics/colour changes.

With such large scale surfacing projects setting out the layout accurately is crucial to achieving  the desired design.  Once the black base rubber was installed throughout the area the design was laid out in chalk to ensure no errors.  Installation of the colour wetpour and resin bound gravel began.

The Challenges: The site was situated within the lower part of a small valley accessed via a service road down a steep hill.  Abacus worked closely with our client and other contractors also working on the regeneration project to co-ordinate access via the restricted route.  Strict H&S requirements were required on site and met without problem.  Site supervision was required along with overnight security and 6 point PPE requirements.

The Outcome: The colourful wetpour surfacing and creative design made the finished play park an imaginative and exciting place to play.  The area has become a major attraction with local families and tourists alike.  A real success story!