Medway Council Broomhill Park – Playsafe Playgrounds – Medway Council
Staff at Medway Council’s Green Space development team designed a natural play area in Broomhill Park, Strood, Kent, when it had the opportunity to spruce up an old playground using £90,000 of developer money. The team wanted the play equipment to be built of Robinia Timber Wood, a hardwood timber that is rot resistant and splinter resistant, and included a complete linking path, inclusive equipment and nature themed wet pour graphics. The council won £60,000 of funding from the SITA Trust in 2013.
West Sussex based company Playsafe Playgrounds Ltd won the tender for the project and started work on the site in February 2014 with the Dylan Group manufacturing a see-saw, rope climbing frame, double swings, Wig-Wam, bespoke spider and hedgehog springers for the hardwood Robinia Timber. Playsafe Playgrounds also installed a sports wall for use by older children as well as a Tarmac floor surface for active group games. Work to improve the footpaths also improved access to the park, particularly for wheelchair users.