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Case Study Abbey Meadows Play Area



Fareham Borough Council


Start Date Contact:

Completion Date: 07/07/2021

17/05/2021 Emma Watts


Parks Officer 01323449415



Fabulously located along the A27 on Southampton Hill next to Titchfield Abbey in Fareham. Abbey Meadows story started back in 2018 with the council looking to install a brand-new natural style play area ranging equipment for different ages and abilities. Following a consultation, the residents and young people took part in an online game where they had the chance to pick the equipment they would like to be installed. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the work on preparing the site

area was delayed; therefore, the project began in 2021 and was opened to the public by the Mayor of Fareham Councillor, Mrs Pamela Bryant, on Wednesday 7th June 2021. This new play area has been designed with the full consideration of the history of the 16th century ‘Titchfield Abbey’ and complements the surroundings of the park’s location. eibe play is also proud to have designed and installed the council’s two other destination play areas at Holly Hill and Daedalus Common. The new Abbey Meadows play area features a range of equipment for all ages and abilities, including a multi-climbing unit themed bespoke by the designers at eibe play, which is suitable for children with reduced mobility, meaning all

children will be able to experience play and have fun together. eibe worked closely with the council to ensure the play area was functional, adventurous but still challenging and safe, which is essential for a child’s development. Alongside the junior castle play unit, eibe installed a nest swing, junior and toddler swings, rockers and a snake swing which are all situated on top of a bonded rubber mulch surface. Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Sue Bell, said: “This play area will be a huge benefit for the local community and visitors to Titchfield. It is incredibly important that children of all abilities can play together, so the large multi-climbing unit allows children with reduced mobility to come and play with their friends. “I would like to thank the residents of Titchfield and the Titchfield Village Trust who were involved in the consultation process and particularly the children from Titchfield Primary School who shared their ideas and helped us. I would also like to thank Eibe Play for coming up with this fantastic design.”.

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