Kirkcaldy West Primary School Case Study Pyramid House

Kirkcaldy West Primary School – Fife

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Services Provided

Caledonia Play installed the following:

Pyramid House
This timber structure is similar to a high sided tent which is open at both ends. The roof was finished with facia boards and has small coloured perspex windows. The structure was bolted into position onto the tarmac.

Log Train with Carriages
These are constructed with quarter sawn timbers and secured into the ground with ground anchors. Different carriages add interest and encourage imaginative play.

Large Timber Boat
This was fitted with a timber decked floor, a set of seats, a mast, and doors were cut into the sides for easy access.

Stage/Raised Deck
Triangular shaped stage custom made to fit into a corner.
The whole structure is secured into position and uses an existing wall as the back drop. An additional timber post and rail safety barrier is positioned behind the stage.

Circular Picnic Bench
This has kidney shaped benches to seat 8 - 12 children.
The benches are secured into the ground with ground anchors and can be adapted to allow wheel chair access.

Agility Cube
Designed in a square configuration that is 3.0 wide and 2.3m high this allows a range of agility trail equipment to be fitted in a relatively small place. Constructed using 14cm diameter corner poles fitted with heat-sealed bitumen sleeves at ground level and herculean rope the Cube is concreted in. The Cube has the following elements:
Hanging Ropes Traverse
Hanging Log Steps Traverse
Cross Wires
Traversing Net

Wet pour rubber safety surfacing was installed under and around this product.

Bespoke Bench and Planter Combination
Well constructed and solid - each planter has an interconnecting bench seat with back rest.
Total length 6.0m.

Three Sleeper Benches constructed from heart sawn redwood timbers are concreted into the tarmac close to the school building. Each bench has a smooth sanded surface and timber legs fitted with a bitumen heat sealed sleeve.

Plane and Car
Constructed from half round timbers and graded and dressed timbers, both are secured onto the ground. These fun and attractive products are designed to encourage imaginative play and social interaction.

 

Budget: 17,000 Download Case Study

Kirkcaldy West Primary School Case Study – this Fife school had a relatively small playground all of which was tarmac. The brief was to develop the outside play provision to encourage outdoor play, to support the development of physical and athletic skills and to encourage social development for children of all ages.

After site visits and consultations it was decided to develop three areas around the school as follows:

Junior Area: Imaginative Play
Front Area: Seating and Nature Area
Back Area: Activity and Agility

The following products were installed:

Pyramid House

Log Train with Carriages

Large Timber Boat

Stage/Raised Deck

Circular Picnic Bench

Wet pour rubber safety surfacing

Bench and Planter Combination

Sleeper Benches

Plane

Car

Agility Cube
This key product was designed in a square configuration that is 3.0 wide and 2.3m high this allows a range of agility trail equipment to be fitted in a relatively small place hence making it particularly suitable for smaller playgrounds and also saving costs on safety surfacing as less is required due to the smaller footprint of this product.

Constructed using 14cm diameter corner poles fitted with heat-sealed bitumen sleeves at ground level and herculean rope the Cube is concreted in. The Cube has the following elements:
Hanging Ropes Traverse
Hanging Log Steps Traverse
Cross Wires
Traversing Net

Preparatory work
Before the new equipment went in several old metal benches and wall mounted planters were removed and bolt fittings were cut flush with the tarmac.

The installation team make every effort to work with the school staff to ensure minimal disruption is caused to the normal school day.

The Result
A complete range of outdoor equipment has now been installed offering a wide range of play experiences for young people of all ages and abilities.

Budget £17,000 + VAT

Take a look at our Outdoor Spaces section for inspiration for you school or nursery.

 

  • Pyramid house
    Pyramid house
  • Log train with carriages
    Log train with carriages
  • Agility Cube
    Agility Cube
  • Stageing
    Stageing
  • Plane
    Plane
  • Planter and bench combination
    Planter and bench combination
  • Sleeper bench
    Sleeper bench
  • Car
    Car
  • Circular picnic table
    Circular picnic table
  • Boat
    Boat