King's College School, CambridgePublished 08/06/21
New Play Area
After a period of construction work at the very beautiful King's College School, Cambridge there was an area of land left over which had been used for site management. They decided to put this to excellent use by earmarking it to improve and rejuvinate their play offering.
Having started with a blank canvas, we designed a a play area to suit the space, incorporating all their ideas and wishes. It was very important to them that it should be natural looking in a traditional style, that delivered lots of play elements. The school caters for ages 4-12 year olds so there needed to be something that appealed to a range of ages.
We decided on the Maldon, which is one of our triple towered natural wooden multiplay units. Made from Safalog laminated timber with blue steel core ropes, it makes a fantastic centre piece for this play area.
A trim trail is always a fantastic addition to a play area, and here the Mayon fitted perfectly. It has 8 inter-connected activities that help improve balance and agility.
This medium 3 metre Activity Climbing Net is great as children move along from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2 as it give them an increasing challenge.
We employed a whole range of different surfacing in this project as they were keen on the different textures and finishes it gives. From artificial grass under the Activity Climbing Net, Wetpour under the multiplay, Fibrefall rubber mulch around the trim trail plus Resin bond gravel pathways this could almost be a surfacing case study on its own!