West Lothian Council wanted to rejuvenate the existing play area at Waverly Crescent as part of an ongoing playground upgrading programme. Sutcliffe Play Scotland was selected to carry out the project due to our unique design style and extensive portfolio of products.
To consult with the local community on the plans for a new play area, an online questionnaire was uploaded to the council web site for comments by members of the public. Consultations were also carried out with community groups and local schools.
During the school consultation, children visited the existing play area with the Sutcliffe Play Scotland team to talk about how they use the space and what they like to do, as well as to ask any questions they may have. Following the visit, the children were also asked to design their own play areas which inspired the final design.
Sutcliffe Play Scotland worked alongside the council to incorporate the consultation feedback and council requirements into a final design. The play area now features equipment from the Themed Play range, inspiring imaginative play, as well as co-ordinating coloured wet pour with inlayed designs to further stimulate the senses.
The Igloo & Mushroom Village themed play unit, from the Themed Play range, are themed around ‘dwellings’ and create two opportunities to let children’s imaginations run wild. Children enter one side through a ‘mushroom house’ set in a forest and emerge into an arctic landscape through an Igloo on the other.
Alongside the main unit, a Pablo the Penguin Seesaw and Flower Springie continue the arctic and forest play themes, further stimulating children’s imaginations and encouraging fantasy games with a social twist.
“Sutcliffe Scotland was asked to provide us with a new toddler area that would make the kids want to leave their homes and come visit the park again. They certainly did this, we now have a lovely range of brightly coloured, tactile and fun equipment and games panels that our “small customers” just love to spend time in.”
Stephen Knox, Play Area Coordinator – West Lothian Council