Due to its inclusive features, this play area has been accredited with a Bronze award by PiPA (Play Inclusive Play Areas).
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Gower House, Telford
Transformation at Gower House
The Gower Heritage and Enterprise Foundation, based in Telford, contacted HAGS back in March 2016, explaining that as part of the ongoing restoration of the old School House, they would like to refurbish an old legacy playground (Record Playgrounds) dating back from January 1995. The customer’s budget was not sufficient enough to replace the existing equipment with new and so the HAGS Inspection, Maintenance & Repair team was invited to quote to refurbish the existing playground.
The scope of works was agreed meeting the customer’s requirements to come in at a budget of £5,000 and as soon as the customer was successful in obtaining funding from the “Pride in your High Street Fund”, work commenced. The customer would organise the wet pour resurfacing themselves.
The work included clearing the site of debris, supply and install of two new springers, supply a selection of new swing seats and supply a new seat for the gullwing seesaw. The multiplay unit was repaired with missing panels being replaced, a new rope bridge and a new climbing rope net. The roundabout had new bearings. Finally, the swing frames, roundabout, multiplay unit and bench were all repainted.
The transformation is really quite remarkable and shows what can be achieved with a low budget. Future maintenance costs have been reduced by replacing parts with modern, more durable materials where possible.
- Telford, United Kingdom
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