Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location North West England
Client Bolton Council
Products used Bespoke hardwood street furniture
 
 

Context

Queens Park is one of the largest in Bolton, as well as one of the most popular, and features extensive playgrounds and woodlands. Bolton Council was granted Heritage Lottery Funding through their ‘Parks for People’ project to revamp this Victorian park.

Woodscape was commissioned to design and manufacture contemporary street furniture which was to be aesthetically in-keeping with the park. The project involved designing and creating bespoke hardwood seating, a bridge and other external structures to enhance the park’s landscape scheme.

Work undertaken

Woodscape refurbished an original bridge over the River Croal which runs through the park. Various components were manufactured in Naturally Very Durable Hardwood including decking with anti-slip Carborundum inserts in order to ensure maximum safety for visitors to the park in all weather conditions. In addition, the hardwood bearers and handrail sections where manufactured and installed. The high quality and durability of the timber means that as well as being in keeping with its landscaped surroundings, it will mature slowly and beautifully.

The final phase of the project involved the design and manufacture of six custom contemporary hardwood seats. They feature a slatted seat-top, Trickstoppa anti-skateboarding fixes and a backrest with powder-coated and galvanised mild steel skirt and supports.

Outcome

The collection of Naturally Very Durable Hardwood seating and external structures supplied to Queens Park by Woodscape has contributed to its overall revitalisation, making it an attractive urban park which will be enjoyed by the community for decades to come.


Context

Queens Park is one of the largest in Bolton, as well as one of the most popular, and features extensive playgrounds and woodlands. Bolton Council was granted Heritage Lottery Funding through their ‘Parks for People’ project to revamp this Victorian park.

Woodscape was commissioned to design and manufacture contemporary street furniture which was to be aesthetically in-keeping with the park. The project involved designing and creating bespoke hardwood seating, a bridge and other external structures to enhance the park’s landscape scheme.

Work undertaken

Woodscape refurbished an original bridge over the River Croal which runs through the park. Various components were manufactured in Naturally Very Durable Hardwood including decking with anti-slip Carborundum inserts in order to ensure maximum safety for visitors to the park in all weather conditions. In addition, the hardwood bearers and handrail sections where manufactured and installed. The high quality and durability of the timber means that as well as being in keeping with its landscaped surroundings, it will mature slowly and beautifully.

The final phase of the project involved the design and manufacture of six custom contemporary hardwood seats. They feature a slatted seat-top, Trickstoppa anti-skateboarding fixes and a backrest with powder-coated and galvanised mild steel skirt and supports.

Outcome

The collection of Naturally Very Durable Hardwood seating and external structures supplied to Queens Park by Woodscape has contributed to its overall revitalisation, making it an attractive urban park which will be enjoyed by the community for decades to come.


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