Slade Gardens Adventure Playground, London Borough of Lambeth

The playground is one of the most famous in London thanks to its yellow submarine (an early APES build, constructed when Grant Lambie was still part of the team). More recently the playground was in need of additional elements to enhance the play experience for children. The staff settled on a wood-fire pizza oven and barbeque area made from breeze blocks, wire mesh and concrete. We even plumbed in running water to complete the cookery experience.

Another area of the site was derelict and unused. This was cleared and turned into an allotment from recycled materials on-site. Wheelchair-accessible beds were created, along with a propagation shed, which is much loved by users and staff.

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