Playscheme, a developer of outdoor play environments, selected Marley’s CitiDeck® anti-slip decking for their Paddington Park recreational project in the heart of Paddington, London.
Playscheme’s goal for the project was to create a suitable recreation area for varying ages of children that incorporated a range of iconic features, including a miniature train station, boat, and steam liner.
The timber walkway, which guides guests through the various age-relevant areas of the park, was built using Marley's CitiDeck® decking boards to offer a non-slip, durable surface.
CitiDeck® timber decking has a smooth inclusive profile and two anti-slip inserts which use a slightly less abrasive aggregate whilst still exceeding the HSE’s minimum requirement - providing a safe, non-slip surface. It is also preservative-treated to achieve a 30-year service life. The smooth surface is much easier to maintain and keep clean as the profile prevents litter or dirt becoming trapped.
Marley representative Laura Qualters worked closely with the Playscheme team to ensure the timely supply of the timber, in addition to providing product guidance, insight and updates on developments within the Marley product range. Additional product and associated support was offered in terms of Marley shingles which were also used across the project.
“CitiDeck® is a number one product for us. We do a lot of large towers which have decked walkways up to the top of them, and that means we have things at height (which is what gives it extra play value) so we really need to have anti-slip decking. We can’t simply put plain wooden products down, and CitiDeck® covers everything that we need, especially since we get it cut to whatever length that we require. The product that we mainly use is CitiDeck®, which is just a standard for us now and when it comes to design, it’s just the product that we go to."
- Graham Swales, Production Assistant at Playscheme
“We’re proud to work with Playscheme on projects such as this, and it’s important to us that we’re able to support schemes which can bring real benefits to the local community."
- Laura Qualters, Marley National Technical Manager