Local Authorities

Local Authorities

We have been providing playgrounds and multi-use games areas for Local Authorities throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for over 30 years.

We design new playgrounds from scratch, add to existing ones, and often refurbish, keeping old favourites. We are experienced in working with single and multiple site projects and enjoy a challenge such as the bespoke, £1million adventure playground designed for Cambridgeshire County Council.

Why choose Sutcliffe Play?

Product Range

Our range is the most extensive in the UK. We offer steel or timber and natural play equipment. We span the age ranges from toddlers, to teenagers to adults. We provide all the traditional playground equipment such as swings, slides, roundabouts, seesaws, some more unusual items such as trampolines, zip wires, trim trails and net climbers and we specialise in inclusive play equipment for children of all abilities. We also manufacture ballcourts or multi-use games areas (MUGA’s), benches and bins, and youth shelters.

Full range of services

We research and consult, design playspaces, design and manufacture play equipment, and refurbish tired play areas. Our Contracts department can take care of installation and landscaping, providing on site project management as required. Finally we can provide after sales service in the form of inspection and maintenance packages, technical support and advice and swift supply of spares.

Free play area design

We have a team of play area designers, led by a qualified landscape architect. We are experienced at consulting with communities, and following a site visit and survey, we will provide comprehensive proposals, designs and costing for a whole landscaped playspace, including draft designs with plan views, 3D visuals. We will then work with you, making amends to ensure you get the play area you want.

Bespoke Equipment

A benefit of having design and manufacturing capabilities here on site, enables us to deliver truly bespoke solutions for our customers. We are able to adapt products in our range to suit customer requirements as well as creating unique play elements.

Free consultation Service

Spending time at the start of a project is vital to getting it right, so if you want to use a consultation process, we can either provide advice on how to go about it, or if it is a more extensive project, we can project manage the community engagement from start to finish. Manufacturing here in the heart of Yorkshire means that if any members of your community would like to visit the factory to see your equipment being made, we would be only too pleased to welcome them.

Quality Assured

All of Sutcliffe Play operations meet the independently audited  ISO9001 Quality Assurance standard. Every product in our catalogue is certified to EN1176. Everything is made here in the UK in our own factory and because we are employee owned, everyone in the company can lay claim to the title of Quality Controller. We have extensive guarantees, with a lifetime philosophy. We are a founder member of the API, our industry association that ensures that members have the necessary experience, financial status and quality of workmanship, and that they comply with standards and good practice.