How many more sleeps till the Playscape opens? Well we can’t say exactly, but the end of this month is looking very promising!
Duncan & Grove were scheduled to be on site for 10 weeks, with the grass needing a further 4 – 6 weeks to establish, making our projected opening mid-September.
As with most building projects there were some challenges once we started on site! Services were not where we thought and some deliveries were delayed beyond the contractor’s control.
The main delay has been with the beautiful bespoke climbing frame. Some last minute design changes were required, which do not affect the overall design intent, but did take several weeks to resolve and obtain all the necessary sign-offs.
The good news is that D&G have cracked on with laying turf rather than seed, so fingers crossed, all elements (equipment, wetpour, planting) will likely be finished simultaneously and therefore not impact too greatly on the original opening timeline. We are cautiously eyeing late September for a soft opening…keep an eye on our social for more details!
There’s still a fun part to do though – planting up the new borders! If you haven’t already volunteered to help, do contact us – we’re hoping to plant in the 1st or 2nd week of September.