Lapworth PC, Solihull

The driving force behind this project was local resident and Mum, Clare Shales, who with support from the Parish Council after 18 months of perseverance achieved the funding for the play area improvements. 

the brief

The first phase of funding included the installation of a KOMPAN Goal Module installed in late 2018 which proved to convince the Parish Council of the quality and value that KOMPAN bring.

Following various visits to other local play areas it was clear to the project group that KOMPAN were the preferred choice and so when the remaining funding was secured it made for an easy decision to use KOMPAN to create the new play area. Funding had been attained from several sources including Warwick DC RUCIS fund, S106 funding from local development, the Parish Council, national charities and local business support.

The project involved several revisions to the design to ensure that the right choices of play equipment and surfacing was provided for the community.   

The new provision needed to be suitable for the whole community to enjoy, catering for children with a wide range of needs that enable them to play together, regardless of their ability.

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Project Overview

Location: Lapworth, Solihull, England

Date of Installation: June 2019

Age Group: 1-12

Product Range: Supernova, Twin Carousel, Spinner Bowl, Swings, Trampoline

Surfacing: Wet pour and Grass Mulch

Project Value: £65,000

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Social/emotional

Cognitive

Creative

The Result:

The project included the complete refurbishment including removal of old play items, replacing with play items more suitable to the wider age range of this growing community. 

The attention to detail during the design stages has resulted in a play area that is currently enjoyed by all ages and abilities within the community, offering a facility that has dynamic play opportunities providing the challenge and stimulation that junior age ranges require and also providing younger children access to lower level play items and opportunities to play socially with friends and family.

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We have been delighted with KOMPAN throughout the process from initial design ideas, to refinements and modifications to achieve budget targets, and finally to installation and post-installation support. The resulting play area has been extremely well-received in the community and is being used more than we could have hoped for when considering whether to proceed or not. This would not have been possible without KOMPAN’s expertise and pro-active support.

Haydn Rees

Lapworth Parish Council

Lapworth PC, Solihull

West Midlands, Solihul B94 6LD, England

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