The project was to bring a piece of underused and essentially purposeless piece of land into fruitful use.
The patch of land was outside the Health Centre which served the local area including a nearby residential estate.
The commission, formally with Croydon Council, was in practice a three way partnership between the Health Centre, Council and PLAYLINK. We were able to use Health Centre premises for conversations with local residents and, on scheme completion, the centre's caretaker agreed to water the plants when required.
Our scheme was directed at creating a playable village green; that is, we aimed to create a gathering place for all - adults, teenagers, children. Play opportunities are simply a part of that.
Key elements of the scheme: creating new access points; planting and land shaping; seating; log climbing structures; water pump and water trail; sand; basket swing.