Broad Heath Primary School Coventry gallery.
Broad HeathPrimary School in Coventry asked us to come up with suggestions and a design for a unique timber structure which they wanted to call a Buddy Station, to be installed in the outdoor play area. The concept behind their idea of the Buddy Station was to have a central and easily recognisable point in the playground where children could go to sit and chat or climb the steps to the upper gallery and raise a flag, signalling to the staff and other children that they were feeling unwell or had hurt themselves, had been bullied or teased by other children or were just feeling lonely and wanted some company.
Following an initial site visit and meeting with the Broad Heath Primary School staff to explore and fully assess their needs we designed a unique two-tier cabin with shiplap timber roofs, half shiplap sides to lower section and palisade paling to upper unit. Fixed benches and decking floor were also installed with steps leading to the upper gallery. Provision for a 1st aid box was also made in the lower half of the cabin so minor playground injuries could be treated by the staff.
The Buddy Station 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.
If you have an idea for your outside play area or would like a Buddy Station then contact Martell Play and Leisure today, your local supplier and installer.