Playground Equipment – Hever Castle

Location: Hever, Kent
Client: Hever Castle & Gardens
Architect: FRLA
Value: £768,000

Hever Castle is the Grade 1 listed childhood home of Anne Boleyn located in Hever, Kent.

Duncan & Grove design and built this large bespoke playground. We produced a detailed 3D model, appointed an engineer, building consultant, play inspector and archaeologist to ensure the castle was structurally sound, complied with building regulations, was play safe, and the foundation works were conduct in a manner that protected any potential historical artifacts.

The traditional oak frame was manufactured in bays in our workshop and then erected on site. Oak floors, wall panels, stainless steel slides, tunnels, musical instruments, fabric panels, fireman’s poles, and a series of nets and tunnels were then installed.

In the dell we installed a mix of proprietary Duncan & Grove playground equipment and larger bespoke pieces. The timber was a mix of oak and robinia with stainless steel fixings. A large stainless steel tube slide was installed along with polypropylene ropes and nets.

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