We have been working on an interesting design scheme for a lower school in the village of Southill in Bedfordshire. The school acquired a plot of land next door and had aspirations to extend the playground to create a new and exciting play area for the children.
PCMS Design was asked to come up with a scheme that included a water feature, sand play, a climbing wall within a rubber crumb ‘ampitheatre’ area and a low mound to be fashioned as a ‘fort’. We have also included some modest structures such as relocation of and extension to a timber shelter and a new timber pergola. Children will have the chance to learn about growing vegetables and flowers too, with the inclusion of a ‘cottage garden’ area with raised beds.
Planning permission was granted by Central Bedfordshire Council recently for the design scheme and change of use of the land to D1 (non-residential institution), giving the green light for the School to make a start on the adventure playground.