Austen Court, Cubbington

Children in Cubbington who have been living through lockdown over the past few months have been given a nice surprise with the opening of two new playgrounds in the village.

the brief

Over 12 months in the making, KOMPAN has worked with Cubbington Parish Council to design new play equipment to be installed at the Austen Court and Recreation Ground parks in the village. The Parish Council was eager to create two areas that were exciting for the children of the parish and their families to use and enjoy.

The old equipment was dated, tired, broken and had failed recent safety checks. The play areas were boring and didn’t inspire creative play for the children who were still eager to use them. 

At the start of the project the children from Cubbington Church of England Primary School and Our Lady & St Teresas Catholic School were consulted to gather their views and ideas on the type of equipment they would like to see installed and use.

The playground at Austen Court is very close the HS2 (High Speed Rail) line and the skyline has been damaged by the removal of a vast area of woodland. Work continues on the two areas with planting of trees in Austen Court to act as a buffer to the new HS2 track.

 

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Project Overview

Location: Cubbington, Leamington Spa, England

Date of Installation: August-September 2020

Age Group: 2-8 & 12+

Product Range: Moments, Spinner Bowl, Cableway, Springers

Surfacing: Wet pour and grass matting

Project Value: £100,000

Physical

Social/emotional

Cognitive

Creative

The Result:

A  mixture of playground equipment has been installed, suitable for children ranging from 1 years through to 12 years old. The surfacing is a blend of wet pour and grass matts to help the play area blend in with its surroundings. We have also installed new benches so people can stop and rest, and these are also ideal for caregivers to keep an eye on the children playing.

The next phase of the project is for the Parish Council to continue the path all the way around the perimeter of the ground and install a Sensory Garden.

 

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We were very happy with the service from start to finish, with excellent responsive service to a great design through to completion in good time. The installation was completed during the Covid-19 pandemic, this added extra pressure on delivery and timings, however the KOMPAN team still provided an excellent service. Our parishioners are delighted with the completed playgrounds. Compliments are still being received weeks later and I expect they will continue for a long time to come.

 

Jane Chatterton PSLCC  

Parish Clerk 

Austen Court, Cubbington

Cubbington, Warwickshire CV32 7JR, England

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