Playtime® Timber fencing and gates create a safe and secure play environment at Lollard Street Playground

Project Overview

Client Type
Lollard Street Adventure Playground

Location
London

Date Complete
2018

Sector
Sports & Recreation

Challenge

Lollard Street Adventure Playground is a Danish inspired vibrant urban playground which provides an exciting play space for children aged 6-16 years of age. The playground offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, allowing children the freedom to engage with their surroundings and express themselves through self-directed play. As a result, it is imperative that the playground provides a safe and secure outdoor environment to ensure any risks are effectively mitigated without impeding on the children’s independence.

The playground is divided into various play spaces, including; football pitches, basket ball courts, climbing frames and small garden areas. These areas needed to be effectively divided internally whilst the perimeter of the playground required further security to ensure the children are deterred from venturing off the site into dangers, such as traffic, around the busy urban estate where the playground is situated.

Solution

Jacksons installed 38m of Playtime® Timber fencing around the garden areas of the playground to provide comprehensive protection for the children. Playtime® Timber is similar to a robust version of palisade or picket fencing, constructed from pressure treated Jakcured® timber and guaranteed for 25 years against rot and insect attack. This was accompanied by four matching self-closing gates with a soft close feature to ensure the gates always return to a closed position without slamming, preventing children wandering outside the perimeter or risking injury on a swinging gate. Finally, Jacksons installed a 1.3m Bow Top gate to the outer perimeter, matching the existing Bow Top and enhancing the sites security.

Activities coordinator for Nature Vibez, John Cannell, commented - “The funding for the gates and fencing came from the Western Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF). Throughout the process, Jackson Fencing staff members were very professional and understanding regarding the unique issues with the funding coming from a grant. They have helped us meet the various requirements set by the funding body and kept us updated. All questions we asked regarding the project were answered quickly and clearly. Jacksons’ designed the fencing to meet the site needs with the finished product achieving a very high standard and users of the site are very happy with the new fencing.

Jacksons Fencing staff also insured the installation made minimal impact on the site activities and, as the site was a children adventure playground, staff working there had DBS checks. We are very impressed with high standard of work done by all Jackson Fencing staff involved in the project, plus the fencing and gates are fantastic.

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