Mission lands in Manchester….

Mission Sutcliffe Play’s Mission play unit, has been installed for the first time in Manchester as part of a £5.5 million city-wide clean-up programme.

£1.5 million of the Clean City Manchester project money has been awarded to parks and community spaces to fund works requested by local communities and other organisations.  One of these projects includes the Hewlett Johnson Recreation Ground which has received a fresh new look thanks to the installation of Mission.

Mission Target was selected to complement the existing Sutcliffe Play playground which has stood the test of time after being installed over 18 years ago.

The Mission range is designed for older juniors and provides challenging physical play opportunities focussed around climbing, descending and traversing in many different ways.

The Target unit installed in the Hewlett Johnson Recreation Ground, like its name, has a centre to aim for.  Compact in design, it consists of a maze of random platform at different heights and includes exhilarating curved bannister rails, spin pole and a challenging V net climber.

Kevin Shackell, Play Development Officer at Manchester City Council says: “Mission was the perfect fit for the play area. It encourages children to take part in high energy, creative and invigorating play and keeps them interested for extended playing time, ultimately helping to keep children fit and active.

“Sutcliffe Play met the brief and budget perfectly whilst delivering an excellent quality playground in a short space of time.”

Additional new equipment installed includes Sutcliffe Play’s Quad Flyer, Springie Seesaw and Springie Horse.