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Roundwood Community Playspace 2020


Client: Wicklow County Council

Completion Date: January 2020

Location: Roundwood Village CO. Wicklow

Comment: This Play space was a Design & Build Project for Wicklow County Council. A green field site on the edge of Roundwood village up in the Wicklow mountains, the scheme was whole-heartily welcomed by local children and members of the wider community, as a much needed recreational and leisure space.

The design was in keeping with the picturesque village surroundings and needed to be visually appealing with its dominance of position on the road side, as well as serving children from 2 years up to teenagers incorporating ‘an inclusiveness for all design’ and variety of play value with a free flowing aspect.

We introduced as number of different surfaces all bringing their own texture, whilst ensuring no step nor level changes throughout the expanding space. We used our Earth tone EcoSafe bound rubber surface mulch to both junior and senior spaces, resulting in perfect contrast by a dissecting Golden Ballylusk bound gravel pathway serving access along the linear space providing access for all.

Haffey Grassmatting was used under the activity trail and large cable-way structures. The entire site is enclosed with a 1800mm high mesh fence with lockabe self closing gate to ensure safety and security for users and carers. All play items have been certified and installed to EN1176 and play surfaces EN1177