The timber structures in Heaton Park’s play area had begun to rot, including a 10m high tower with an 8m high slide.
After consultation with Manchester City Council, we suggested that the large slide be dismantled and saved for installation onto a new tower that we would design specifically for the park.
As this structure was in Manchester’s largest park, it needed to have real wow factor. The concept of the UFO was presented as a modern update to the old tower and funding was secured.
Additional funding was also secured to carry out a comprehensive redevelopment of the entire play area with a ‘Space’ theme being chosen as the basis for further design ideas.