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  • Client: Bradley Murphy Design
  • Project: Linear Park
  • Budget: £57,000
  • Year Installed: 2016-2018

Alconbury Weald UK's Largest Housing Development

Alconbury Weald is Britain's largest housing development. The new community is being built on an old, cold-war RAF base and has a perimeter of 18km. Alconbury Weald will deliver nearly 7,000 homes. The scheme costs £1.5billion and is hailed as an urban extension because it is larger than a garden village but smaller than a new town. It will include a Government-backed enterprise zone, two primary schools, a secondary school, a health centre, 700 acres of green space and a cricket pitch.

Bradley Murphy Design have designed a series of natural playscapes and playgrounds that have had a higher quality aspirational feel to it, in line with the high specification of the housing and landscaping across the development. This highlights how important it is to design using high quality sustainable materials and unique playground products as it helps to continue the vision of a development. All of the playspaces feature the FHS range which offers the highest quality robinia timbers in the market. Furthermore, this robust product will require minimal maintenance works and will withstand unwanted behaviour.

The playground caters to children of all ages therefore encouraging individuals to play with one another regardless their stage of development. In addition, the sand allows parents to explore with their toddlers without obstructing the children on the structure.

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