The LEAP, Farndon Road, Market Harborough

We recently completed the design and construction of an enclosed Local Equipped Area for Play (LEAP) at the centre of Farndon Fields residential development, Market Harborough, Leicestershire for our client CJC Developments.

The project took approximately six months to carry out and initial works involved grading the site to the correct levels and installing suitable drainage.

The play area is enclosed by an ornamental bow top metal fence, 1.1m high, which has three pedestrian and one vehicular access points. Each pedestrian gate is self-closing.

There are ten stand alone pieces of play equipment for various age groups; each located within bespoke timber castellated circles. There are various surface finishes within each sphere, including safety sand, specialist play bark and impact play carpet. Each circular area is connected and accessed by self-binding gravel footpaths which are edged with timber board.

Various items of street furniture were also installed, including litter bins, cycle stands, hardwood timber benches, glacial boulders and picnic benches.

The surrounding areas within the fence line are turfed and planted with extra heavy standard trees and low level ornamental shrubs.

Farndon Road LEAP has been well received by residents and, situated at the heart of the development, has become a community focal point for those living there.