Contemporary Play Unit, Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle

Challenge

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle is a private school based in South Kensington. The South Kensington Primary School located on the main site welcomes 500 pupils aged 3 to 10. The school prides itself on balancing tradition with modernity providing their students with a unique experience in an exceptional environment. They needed a unique solution for their new playground that reflected this philosophy combining traditional play equipment with a contemporary edge. Wayward Plant designed the school an amazing new play area turning to us as experienced manufacturers of bespoke products, to complete the design based on their concept and manufacture the product ready for installation.

Solution

We developed our signature Adventure³ design for the play scheme – this design was first developed and installed as a cantilevered structure at Salford Quays. The biggest challenge we faced was to retain the concept of the tilted cubes, with only three support legs per cube. Thanks to the experience and detailed work of our in-house design team, the cube design was approved, manufactured and installed. The angles of the cubes are not only attractive but add to the challenge & fun for the children.

Result

The Adventure³ structure for Lycée Français was manufactured in oak section with play features that include net walls & ladders, an exciting vertical net tunnel, a fireman’s pole and a curved half round slide. An inclusive wide slide and ‘toast rack’ provide added variety and fun. We hit the brief and provided a modern, durable and stimulating play environment for the pupils of Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle.

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