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  • Handspring Design: Base camp - Madagascar Zone, Chester Zoo
    Base camp - Madagascar Zone, Chester Zoo
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    Working in very close collaboration with BCA Landscape Architects from Liverpool, Handspring Design delivered two very involved projects at Chester Zoo for their new Madagascar themed play space. As well as physical play the...
  • Handspring Design: Red Kite Windows sculpture - Corby
    Red Kite Windows sculpture - Corby
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    Red Kites is a public art commission located on a large new-build housing development in Corby, Northamptonshire. The work is a series of three sculptures, spread across the three 'villages' of the development. Each one is...
  • Handspring Design: Sweet chestnut leaf pergola for school playground
    Sweet chestnut leaf pergola for school playground
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    Having already provided an Apple shelter for this school they were interested in Handspring Design making other structures for the playground as they had a strong commitment to a creative outdoor environment. The school had...
  • Handspring Design: Nicks View, Middleton Park, Leeds
    Nicks View, Middleton Park, Leeds
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    Middleton Park in Leeds has a new view point. Designed by Simon Fagg from Leeds City Councils Landscape Design Team. The new focal point looks out over the park from a vantage point above the old golf course. Horticon did...
  • Handspring Design: Spider Shelter provides key feature for village park
    Spider Shelter provides key feature for village park
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    Ordered by Trull Parish Council, as a key feature of the local park development, the Spider Shelter is primarily aimed as a youth or teen shelter. However, its audience will likely be much broader than that, with the whole...
  • Handspring Design: Twisting Frame play area for early years school children
    Twisting Frame play area for early years school children
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    Based on Handspring's Twisting Frame public sculpture, this installation at Broadoak Primary School has been adapted for early years children. It includes: stage; raised steps; stainless steel slide; outdoor classroom; six...
  • Handspring Design: Stage and covered seating for primary school
    Stage and covered seating for primary school
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    The head teacher of Walkley School in Sheffield asked Handspring Design to design a stage and covered seating for her primary school. Drawing inspiration from the roof of the old Victorian school, and a slice of local...
  • Handspring Design: Bespoke identity signage for new-build school
    Bespoke identity signage for new-build school
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    Handspring Design created a welcoming identity sign for newly-built Newfield Secondary School in Sheffield using a large pallet of materials recycled from the demolished school, along with common elements used within the...
  • Handspring Design: Bespoke boat seating and arches for White Hart Dock
    Bespoke boat seating and arches for White Hart Dock
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    Handspring Design won a competition to create a sculptural intervention that would highlight the historic White Hart Dock, and draw attention to the fact that it is still connected to the Thames and fills and empties daily...
  • Handspring Design: Kite canopy provides shelter for mourners at crematorium
    Kite canopy provides shelter for mourners at crematorium
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    The Kite canopy, designed, manufactured and installed by Handspring Design, is to be used primarily as an exit shelter for mourners leaving this crematorium after a service. It replaces a much smaller and not fit-for-purpose...
  • Handspring Design: Outdoor classroom with green roof - Dore Primary School
    Outdoor classroom with green roof - Dore Primary School
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    Handspring designed, manufactured and installed a 7x5m outdoor classroom for Dore Primary School in Sheffield. The main frame is made from freshly sawn UK FSC Douglas Fir using traditonal timber framing, with all joints draw...
  • Handspring Design: Armadillo seating shelters with green roofs for hospital
    Armadillo seating shelters with green roofs for hospital
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    Handspring designed, manufactured and installed bespoke courtyard Armadillo seating shelters for a richly planted and textured landscaping project designed by FIRA at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary. The shelters are...
  • Handspring Design: Cloud Roof outdoor classroom
    Cloud Roof outdoor classroom
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    Handspring Cloud Roof outdoor classrooms have brought the weather into a number of schools. These creative outdoor covered learning spaces include a silver lining, lightning strikes and sunspots. Cloud benches and cloud...
  • Handspring Design: Sculpture and information wheels for River Sheaf Walk
    Sculpture and information wheels for River Sheaf Walk
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    Handspring Design's concept for information wheels helped the company to win the commission for a heritage and culture sculpture and information signage for the River Sheaf Walk. The idea was to follow and illustrate the...
  • Handspring Design: Onion Arbor
    Onion Arbor
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    Oak Onion Arbors, dinning Pods, Shelters and Greenhouse Based on our classic onion arch we have been making a varity of structures for public places and private spaces. Ribs and seating in oak then a variety of cladding...