Edith Philipsen (Head Teacher Smithy Street Primary School) Nov 2012
I was delighted to find and choose Theories Playscapes Ltd to work with in order to develop a whole playground solution for our school. Theories stood out easily from their competitors in terms of creative play design experience and project management expertise, offering a comprehensive bespoke design and build package that saw the project through from the very first meeting to last bolt tightening, all the while consulting and liaising effectively.
Theories helped us comprehensively and imaginatively re-think the whole of the outdoor play spaces, dealing with both the physical environment as well as management issues we were experiencing, such as some challenging lunch time behaviour. We have found playtime behaviour greatly improved since so many new activities and play features were introduced and the tarmac expanse broken up into smaller and more attractive and intimate play areas with different inherent characteristics and purposes. The children in Smithy Street primary have repeatedly commented on their delight with their new play environment.
We continue to work with Theories to tweak and develop new play solutions as they are required.
Playground and Playscape design in London
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We believe that providing an attractive play area is an important as play equipment. Planting and landscaping are essential components in making playgrounds attractive, softer, and can themselves be play opportunity as play routes weaves amongst plants.
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Theories Landscapes are Playground Designers Offering Professional Playground Design and Equipment Services across London
All at once or project by project as funding allows, our playground designers bring better play into your children's lives. Watch their creativity put out new shoots as participation and playgounds also empower and develop self-confidence in young children.