Sutcliffe Play has worked with Cheshire West & Chester Council to create a new playground at the Water Tower Gardens.
It was important to create a playground that seamlessly adapts to the garden’s historical surroundings by using equipment from our wooden range of playground equipment and showcased the site’s history which dates back as far as the 14th century.
The Water Tower and nearby walls are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, making it essential that the adjacent play space blended aesthetically into its surroundings.
The wooden unit we’ve installed features a range of play options requiring a combination of balancing, climbing and traversing skills and provides a breadth of challenge. Children develop their co-ordination, strength and confidence, whilst playing at heights with relatively low risk.
Fiona Huyton at Cheshire West & Chester Council says: “The site is exactly as we had envisaged and the children love it. The use of timber, ropes and nets has allowed us to keep in line with the site’s original roots, whilst presenting a fun but challenging environment for the children to play in.”