When we visited Tetbury goods Shed in early 2019 they told us they wanted something exciting for the children as the area was popular with families because of the open field and popular cafe. They wanted a play area which not only was fun, but also reflected the history of the railway and goods shed. We came up with a fun design for the children but also one which blended beautifully in to it’s surroundings.
As always, competition was tough. We came up against a few other companies who also met with the client The designs were printed off and laid out for the residents to view and vote for their favourite.
Eventually we got a call from them at the start of the year (2020). We started to manufacture the play equipment in our workshop around March time but Covid-19 put an end to us doing any work for the next few weeks. When the restrictions were lifted slightly we set back to work and finished off the pieces of equipment.
Next we had to wait for the area to be levelled and seeded. Once all this was done we set aside two weeks on site. One week for the fencing (There were also some old sleepers which we had to remove) and a week to install the equipment and lay the pathways.
The Tetbury goods shed play area consisted of a train with a crawl tunnel through the middle and seating at the back, a signal box with a with a working signal, a footbridge tower with a stainless steel slide, ladder and rock wall on the back, A swing set (one baby and one flat seat), safety matting around the areas that need it, 2 x benches, and the whole area fenced off with 2 gates. The total bill for this project was £24,000 inc vat.
Overall, it was a very rewarding and satisfying job and most importantly, it looks amazing! Take a look at the finished photos compared to the original design. We also offered a ROSPA inspection to give the client piece of mind and a maintenance package (We will return next year free of charge to check everything over)