This inclusive playground in Poplar, East London, was designed with a focus on the 16 Play Types, and created to be 100% inclusive for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, ensuring families and friends can all play together.
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Meadowdale Park & Westlea, Bedlington
Two new playgrounds for West Bedlington Town Council
HAGS have recently completed playgrounds at Meadowdale and Westlea following over a year’s work with West Bedlington Town Council. The project brief was to create two new play areas which replaced the existing, outdated play provision, giving them play areas which were easy to manage and maintain whilst providing exciting, modern play opportunities for toddlers to juniors.
Initial design concepts and budget costs were worked on with the client in late 2015 and following a tender process, HAGS began work in Autumn 2016. Funding came from S106 contributions, Northumberland County Council and the remainder from the Town Council’s own capital.
The designs included a range of kit to cater for all play abilities, featuring specific inclusive items such as a Spinmee roundabout and Mirage swing seat, which are linked with hardstanding surfacing to provide access to all. In addition to traditional equipment such as springers, swings and a trampoline, dynamic play items including the Mantis Zip Wire and Nexus Core provide a more thrilling experience.
Steven Young, Town Clerk, Bedlington Town Council says “After an exhaustive tender process The Council had very high expectations with regard to our project’s outcome and I am delighted to note that we were not disappointed. From the original concept, through public consultation and onto product manufacture, delivery and installation HAGS provided an excellent, pro-active and professional service at every stage.”
“I was specifically pleased that at no point was there any attempt to "over sell" products, and design suggestions were always appropriate to the projects specification and budget.”
“I found HAGS management of the project from start to finish to be effortless and trouble free, nothing was ever a problem and communication throughout was excellent and appropriate. The project was delivered to schedule and to budget and the new equipment has been very well received by play area users who are attending the play areas in greater numbers than ever.”
“I would have no reservation in using HAGS again for a future similar project.”
- Meadowdale Park NE22 6EH
- Westlea NE22 6DX
- Bedlington, United Kingdom
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We believe play is one of the most transformative things humans do. It is essential for us to thrive. Our products enable and encourage everyone to be together and live more playful lives. This, in turn, promotes happier individuals and healthier communities.
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