Train of Thought
Katherine Park Residents Association, supported by Corsham Town Council and Wiltshire County Council, has worked tirelessly with eibe over the last twelve months to effect two new play areas. The first was a smaller £25,000 scheme that was completed in 2013; the second, and significantly larger playground, opened in the summer of 2014 at a cost of £85,000.
“We have created two really varied playgrounds,” says Paul Redden, managing director of eibe, “They are a clever mixture of traditional play equipment, pitched alongside some innovative transportation products, such as the robinia train and the raft at the smaller toddlers’ area. Our imaginative paradiso range then sits perfectly within the natural surroundings; the bespoke play mound being an ideal centrepiece for the larger area.”
Matt Harpham, Katherine Park Residents Association, is delighted with the end results:
“We have been working with eibe on two new play areas on our estate. We wanted a strong say in what was created so asked the County Council if we could run the project. eibe won our competitive tender, based on the quality of their designs and presentation. We have been working closely with them since then to create a pair of sensational play areas, one of which is in place, the other is due to be installed shortly. Our working relationship has been very rewarding - eibe have listened well to our requirements and offered creative solutions where necessary. It has been a long road, and hard work on both sides, but we look forward to opening the large park and inviting everyone down to celebrate!”