Maple Park – an inclusive playground designed by Sutcliffe Play, has been awarded the highest honour of a Distinction at The Ipswich Society Awards.
Maple Park bested newly built national hotel chains and redeveloped buildings to claim the prize.
Peter Faulkner, Area Sales Manager for Sutcliffe Play, accepted the award from the Mayor of Ipswich Councillor Jan Parry which is given to buildings that make a notable contribution to the town’s landscape.
“The new playground is a vital part of the community. This has been a labour of love, and I think it’s become the new heart of the community,” said Lisa Stannard, Operations Manager for Parks and Cemeteries.
Ipswich Borough Council helped revitalise one of the town’s most deprived neighbourhoods by investing £350,000 to allow Sutcliffe Play to create the colourful playground that provides fun activities for people of all ages and abilities.
“Through determination and the hard work of all involved Sutcliffe Play were able to finish the playground more than one week early,” Lisa added.
The Ipswich Society Awards aim to recognise outstanding work within Suffolk. To be eligible for nomination schemes must have been completed in the last two years and be visible to the public.
Read more about Maple Park: https://www.sutcliffeplay.co.uk/case-study/maple-park-ipswich/