As Wythenshawe Hospital is local to the Massey & Harris Stockport workshop, advice and the supply of refurbished play equipment was offered free of charge. The hospital were delighted to accept the environmentally-friendly solution. However, after talking through the scheme, they asked for a full redesign to incorporate the free-of-charge play equipment.
Due to site access restrictions, the majority of the play equipment and materials had to be craned in to allow for installation of the new equipment and refurbishment of the old.
The area was divided into two zones with artificial grass and rubber safety surfacing.
The scheme includes a storyteller’s chair with mushroom seats, a play house with a sedum roof, circular picnic table, wooden loungers and talking tubes, a boat-themed multiplay unit with a stainless steel slide, a wheelchair accessible roundabout, ball shooter, interactive play panels and reactions sports wall and art play panels.
New fencing with timber infill was installed giving a softer feel to the environment.