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Case Study Adur Rec



Adur and Worthing Councils


Start Date:

Completion Date:

9th Jan 2023

18th Jan 2023



Craig Ifield




Adur and Worthing Council and eibe Play share a fantastic relationship and have previously worked on various play spaces across Worthing, including Tarring Park and Gull Island. Following these successful projects, eibe Play was asked to visit Adur Recreational Ground to meet the council’s Ranger teams and to discuss the potential options open to the council to replace a climbing unit that had come to the end of its working life.

The play area is very popular with the local residents , and as it is located right next to the River Adur, it is often used as a destination by families out for a walk along the River. Families frequently use the fields surrounding the play area for picnics, dog walkers and community events. The council approached local schools and communicated via their social media streams to ask the general public what they would like and what their preferred climbing unit was. After a few weeks of gathering votes, the council chose to use our amazing play unit Similaun. The council and public were drawn to the unique duo slide, as well as the challenging climbing nets and crossings. They were also overjoyed to hear that this was the first one to be installed in the UK, as it is new to the eibe Plays range. The Play Unit Similaun, is designed for children aged between 5-12 years old and is from our popular Ecorino range. Made fromdurable Pine with galvanised steel feet, this fantastic unit is the perfect match for any natural play space. Themetal feet ensure nomoisture

will affect the timber, and with its stainless steel fixings, it is also perfect for a seafront or waterside location. The Similaun is also packed full of play features, including the unique tunnel net, tunnel and challenging ramp and criss-cross ladder. Once the children access the top of the Similaun Unit, they can enjoy the great views across the river and beyond. eibePlaywasaskedto install theclimbingunit into theexisting bark pit and started the installation by laying the groundwork and footings ready for the assembly of the climbing unit. The works were carried out during the winter of 2023, so our installation team had to deal with both rain and severe frost; however, theymade a good process andmanaged to complete the installation within ten days. The play area was opened by the council in time to be enjoyed by the children over a gloriously sunny winter’s weekend, and the initial feedback we have received has been very positive. eibe Play hope that the Similaun Unit will be loved and well- used by local children for years to come!

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