Stevenage Market Place is a pedestrianised parade of shops and a busy and well-used thoroughfare for people making their way to the adjacent indoor market. The space has historically always included some element of play, but investment was needed to give the space a much needed makeover. Working with BDP to create a masterplan, Stevenage Council agreed upon a design which offered linear play opportunities throughout the space. As the existing space was very flat, BDP created designs with grass mounds and planting to add splashes of colour. In terms of equipment, the space offers a variety of play experiences; climbing, sliding and balancing, all selected to accommodate several children at any one time. The play area has been very well received by local residents and has successfully revitalised the retail space.