bespoke playgrounds
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DESIGN
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BESPOKE

PLAYGROUNDS

playground design and build

DESIGN

We are market leaders in the design and build of bespoke playgrounds having built numerous award-winning playgrounds. We can help you with the design process from initial concept design through to detailed construction drawings, advice on adding play value, feedback on compliance with play safety standards, engineering support and liaise with external play safety consultants

We can help you with the design process. If you are an architect, we can check your designs to ensure they are EN 1176 compliant. We can produce detailed construction drawings and if you want suggestions on how to add play value. We can design your play space from initial conception through to detailed construction drawings and engineering calculations through to it being inspected by an independent play inspector.

We have years of experience designing and building bespoke playgrounds. We have our own in-house design team who have spent time on site building playground equipment, so they understand the issues involved in terms of engineering, play safety standards and durability. We are conversant with most CAD software and can provide you with detailed drawings and advise on EN 1176 compliance. We are more than happy to either create a design for you or look at the designs you have created and provide expert feedback in terms of possible construction techniques and play safety standards compliance.

BUILD

We have our own manufacturing facility based in Three Bridges in Sussex. This is a large facility that is located close to our timber suppliers.

This means that we are able to maintain tight quality control over our raw materials with minimal lead in times before we can start manufacturing our playground equipment. Our office and design team are co-located at this facility so when manufacturing complex structures the manufacturing team and the design team can be in constant contact to ensure that details are adhered to.

You are welcome to come to our facility to inspect your equipment prior to delivery. We can also have the play safety inspector check the equipment at our facility before it is delivered to site to minimise any play inspection snagging.

We have our own on site installation teams ensuring our playground equipment is installed to a hire standard.

bespoke playgrounds manufacture

BUILD

bespoke playgrounds manufacture

We have our own manufacturing facility based in Three Bridges in Sussex. This is a large facility that is located close to our timber suppliers.

This means that we are able to maintain tight quality control over our raw materials with minimal lead in times before we can start manufacturing our playground equipment. Our office and design team are co-located at this facility so when manufacturing complex structures the manufacturing team and the design team can be in constant contact to ensure that details are adhered to.

You are welcome to come to our facility to inspect your equipment prior to delivery. We can also have the play safety inspector check the equipment at our facility before it is delivered to site to minimise any play inspection snagging.

We have our own on site installation teams ensuring our playground equipment is installed to a hire standard.

bespoke playgrounds installation

MAINTENANCE

When purchasing playground equipment you want playground equipment that is going to last and if there is a failure then the problem will be rectified quickly.

Because we manufacture our own equipment in the UK and our raw material suppliers are local we are able to quickly respond to issues in the unlikely event of there being something wrong with our equipment.

We also provide detailed maintenance guides for all of our equipment. Because our equipment is built from durable hardwood and designed and built for the outdoor environment it requires very little maintenance. We are confident about the durability of our equipment and offer long warranties.

PROJECTS

bespoke playgrounds victoria road

Leytonstone, London

bespoke playgrounds chobham farm

Stratford, London

bespoke playgrounds holland park
Holland Park, London
bespoke playgrounds earth garden

Kew Gardens, London

bespoke playgrounds oak tree circle
Kew Gardens, London
bespoke playgrounds pine tree wilderness

Kew Gardens, London

bespoke playground equipment water garden

Kew Gardens, London

bespoke playground equipment air garden

Kew Gardens, London

bespoke playground equipment burgess park

Southwark, London

playground design and build hever castle

Hever, Kent

playground design and build woodhouse park

Queen’s Park, London

playground design and build woodland gardens

West Hampstead, London

bespoke playgrounds alexandra road park
Camden, London
playground design and build jellicoe gardens

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

bespoke playground equipment chisenhale primary

Bow, London

bespoke playground equipment drapers field

Leyton, London

AWARDS

GRAND AWARD WINNER

The Children’s Garden Kew, BALI Awards 2019

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER – COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT

The Children’s Garden Kew, BALI Awards 2019

WINNER – HERITAGE AND CONSERVATION

Jellicoe Water Gardens, Landscape Institute Award 2017

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER – URBAN REGENERATION

Woodhouse Urban Park, BALI Awards 2016

WINNER – BEST PUBLIC SPACE

Woodhouse Urban Park, New London Architecture Award 2017

HIGHLY COMMENDED – REGENERATION

Woodhouse Urban Park, RICS Award 2017

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER – COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS

Alexandra Road Park, BALI Awards 2016

PRINCIPAL AWARD WINNER – REGENERATION SCHEME

Alexandra Road Park, BALI Awards 2016

WINNER

Alexandra Road Park, Camden Design Award 2017

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Drapers Field, WAN Landscape Award 2014

‘The new children’s garden is the best playground I have ever been to. It is a beautiful, sensory rich environment that encourages children to relate to others, explore and try new things. The layout of aesthetically impressive and provides a lot of fun!’

Tripadvisor, Kew Gardens

‘The playground project has been very successful – visitor numbers have increased significantly. People buying annual passes has increased 30-40% each year since construction. Feed-back is very positive and clearly the playground is a major reason for return visits and increased membership.’

Duncan Leslie, Chief Executive, Hever Castle & Gardens

‘All the stake holders were very pleased with the results and end product. We would recommend Duncan and Grove as not just a competent play equipment company but as a market leader in the field.’

Abhinav Kurup, London Borough of Tower Hamlets