Russet Park Play Area - Angmering PC - Presentation_001
Case Study Middle Park
Brighton & Hove
£125,000 May 2021
March 2021 Steve Hyder
Play Development Officer
Brighton & Hove City Council sought to procure the services for the design, supply, delivery and installation of play area equipment and carry out the associated works in the Middle Park Play Area in Whitehawk, Brighton. The Council owns and wanted to extend the Middle Park outdoor play area. The Middle Park outdoor play area is a very well used playground for the local children of Whitehawk and surrounding areas. It is part of the Whitehawk community and is now in need of expansion. The design was to meet the objectives of the community
consultation undertaken by Park Life Friends of Group lead by Evie Martin.
The design was to include abstract and natural sculptural features. The resultant play area must provide safe, secure and interesting play areas appropriate to the specified age range, and the play equipment had to be durable and easily maintained. eibe Play were the successful winners of the tender bid in October 2020, “We were very excited to win this scheme” said David Hibberd, the design director from eibe play. “We put everything we had into winning this scheme and right from the outset felt that we had a fantastic
concept to work with, the site was challenging in terms of shape and access but, we did it!”.
The existing play area was kept untouched, and a new bigger and brighter area was developed in the field outside this area. The fence was removed and a new one installed to keep everything contained and in one piece. A huge pirate ship now follows the contours of the site and a large climbing mound with a wide slide provides fun and shade. The whole area has a bonded rubber surface with brightly coloured wetpour pads for the more high wear play items. A high net, accessible roundabout and six-bay swing fill this expansive area well. “The park has been well used through the week break, so much positive feedback and so many age ranges using the space so nice to see the park being used so freely with hours of fun to be had.” Says Evie Martin from the Park Life friends group during the opening half term week.
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