Sector Retail
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Planning advice
Design
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2019
Project location Yorkshire and The Humber
Client British Land
Consultant BDP
Contractor Atlas
Products used Pyramid Tower, Tunnel Slide, Wind Pipes, Building Site, Climbing Wall, Aquadrat System, Water Channels, Playground Pump, Swing
 
 

Context

Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield is the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire and comprises over 280 major stores and restaurants. The retail centre is a popular destination for customers across the UK, particularly families. The new playground refurbishment cemented the shopping centre as a key retail destination and welcomed thousands of visitors within its first month.

Entertainment is a key talking point within the retail sector as high streets and shopping centres try to combat the change in shopping trends. It has become increasingly important for shopping centres to offer entertainment and leisure facilities to attract consumers.

Work undertaken

In line with this, Timberplay delivered a significant refurbishment at the centre. Designed to offer a play space with maximum play value for all ages and to increase retention and dwell time, the play space is a landmark project for Timberplay.

Products

The 7m pyramid tower mounted on the embankment, accompanied by a tunnel slide, makes for a great stand-out feature within the space.

An Aquadrat® water play feature, including a playground pump and multiple channels and play features, offers a chance for children to interact with water and learn how to control the flow.

A building site offers another chance for children to play with the elements, whilst funnels and scoops also promote communication between children.


Context

Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield is the largest shopping centre in Yorkshire and comprises over 280 major stores and restaurants. The retail centre is a popular destination for customers across the UK, particularly families. The new playground refurbishment cemented the shopping centre as a key retail destination and welcomed thousands of visitors within its first month.

Entertainment is a key talking point within the retail sector as high streets and shopping centres try to combat the change in shopping trends. It has become increasingly important for shopping centres to offer entertainment and leisure facilities to attract consumers.

Work undertaken

In line with this, Timberplay delivered a significant refurbishment at the centre. Designed to offer a play space with maximum play value for all ages and to increase retention and dwell time, the play space is a landmark project for Timberplay.

Products

The 7m pyramid tower mounted on the embankment, accompanied by a tunnel slide, makes for a great stand-out feature within the space.

An Aquadrat® water play feature, including a playground pump and multiple channels and play features, offers a chance for children to interact with water and learn how to control the flow.

A building site offers another chance for children to play with the elements, whilst funnels and scoops also promote communication between children.


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