Apples and Pears Play Association, London Borough of Hackney

The staff and children wanted to dismantle and redesign the old equipment on-site to enhance the playground. Retaining the old slide, we reinstalled it with a new platform attached to the rebuilt and reclad tower (using some original timber), with a tunnel slide fashioned from a water drainage pipe. In addition, we made a new stage for children’s performances and built low-level camps among the trees from salvaged cable reels and natural wood. Monkey hoops and musical features were also made from recycled water pipe. At the kids’ request, a totem pole was carved out and installed in pride of place in the playground.

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