The village of Winthorpe had a tired outdated playground for the local children that was in need of a makeover. The Parish Council committed to applying for a £30,000 WREN grant to make the necessary improvements at The Woodlands Park. They were looking for a playground that would be accessible to all children regardless of age and/or ability.
KOMPAN were invited along with two other companies to meet with the Parish Council and discuss the project in more detail with a view to submitting quotes and designs. KOMPAN representative, Paul Greenfield discussed the objectives of the new play area with the client to understand in more detail what they were looking for in terms of inclusivity and accessibility. Through offering a wide range of products that would typically be seen as having traditional play values KOMPAN were able to demonstrate how these products would indeed support universal and inclusive play.
Location: Woodlands, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NL
Date of Installation: Jan 2019
Age Group: 1-15 years old
Product Range: Galaxy, Moments, Simply Play
Project Value: £30,000
The Multi Play Tower was designed using our unique configurator available for everyone to use on the KOMPAN website, producing a bespoke play tower ensured every element of the Unit had play value and play opportunities for all abilities, whilst incorporating risk and challenge across all age ranges.
A wide variety of swinging experiences were added to provide for all ages and abilities. This included the innovative You and Me Swing for parents and toddlers to swing together, a nest swing where many children can swing together, traditional flat swings and a Galaxy Flexus for older and more daring users.
The design layout ensured that accessibility could be achieved across the whole area.
“KOMPAN provided the Winthorpe play park in January this year. From the start Paul and his team were excellent in understanding our requirements making time for extra meetings to ensure they delivered what we required. The delivery was timely and without issue. The final product is excellent and well received by the villagers.
I am so impressed by their product we have turned to KOMPAN to develop a plan for an adult exercise area.”
Winthorpe with Langford Parish Council
Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NL, England