Sunny Bunnies Campus at South and City College Birmingham had an enclosed outdoor play area which was not very user friendly and did not offer the children a stimulating and colourful place for them to play. After an initial site visit and meeting with the Sunny Bunnies Campus management team to discuss our ideas we set about the task of transforming the area for them. The centre-piece of the new play area was a custom-made corner gazebo which featured half shiplap sides, a decking floor, low-level bench seating and a brush reed roof with heavy-duty exterior grade plywood and waterproof membrane underneath. We also installed a selection of digging and growing planters, seated planters and some activity play panels which included a wobbly mirror, bongo drums, tumble ball cog panel, chalk station and a paint station. To complete the play area we installed new palisade fencing with safety enclosure and gates to the front, applied phenolic board cladding to the side walls with rock wall hand and foot grips and resurfaced the whole area with green wet pour safety surface. All of the equipment was constructed using only the best Scandinavian 5ths kiln dried redwood, with radius corners to prevent splinter hazards, and pressure treated with Tanalith® E, giving a 15 year guarantee against fungal decay and insect attack.
You can see the finished project at Sunny Bunnies Campus by floating your mouse pointer over the image!