Work is well underway on the new Wave Wall Play Area in Morecambe. The playground has been given a maritime theme to complement its location on the seafront and adjacency to Morecambe’s sailing club.
The play area is part of a six year, £10 million project to protect Morecambe from coastal flooding.
We’re working on the playground with the project’s contractor VBA, which is a joint venture comprising of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins.
Kevin Sellwood at Sutcliffe Play says: “There’s limited space on the site with a maximum width of 10 metres so we’ve had to be really clever with the design.
“We’re creating a unique destination playground that will offer endless play opportunities for children aged 2-10 years old that includes a range of themed play equipment to inspire children’s play.”
Two main play units are being installed:
- The 6 metre Teenzone ‘Lighthouse’ features a covered tunnel slide, rope climb, climbing wall and seating areas to encourage social and active play.
- The ‘Morecambe Scooner’ is a galleon inspired unit featuring a range of sailing activities and includes a full set of sails and a bow with anchor detail. Access points include a rope climb, cargo net, pull up ramp and steps whilst quick exits can be made via two slides and a fireman’s pole. The theme continues ‘below deck’ with cannons and cabin doors encouraging imaginative play.
These are complemented with a swing unit, Seaside Oyster Roundabout, Pablo the Penguin Seesaw and a Rock Spinner.
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