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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Millfields Nursery was an outside space which needed some up-dating and creating different areas in what was previously an empty tarmac space with some murals.
Theories Landscapes designed and built a climbing tower with ramps, hiding under-crofts, balance beams, planting beds, pergolas, a bike track with ground markings and traffic lights,...
We believe that a successful play design provides a multiplicity of flexible play spaces which the child can impose their own limitless imagination, their unfettered curiosity and their boundless energy... to their hearts content. The successful design for play lies in it's capacity to respond to the child rather than its ability to control and...
This play solution is part of a three phased programme to revitalised a tired and boring junior play area.
Phase 1 comprised an integrated performance deck with seating under a colourful shelter structure. Satellite decks provide additional play purposes and deck screens sub-divide and add play value to the deck. The shelter doubles up as a...
Phoenix is a school which caters for children in the aspergers and autism spectrum and required a very safe and manageable play area to be developed in a central courtyard garden.
The new play structure created a bridge over a bike track underneath. Other balancing apparatus formed a play route over an undulating safer surface area. Plenty...
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.