As of 17 August work has been been taking place on the Pirelli park site with a large area of the park fenced off to allow the construction of the play area.
Local residents will not have full access to the park until later in the autumn when the playground will have been fully constructed and ready for children to play on.
Contracts were finalised with the design company as they worked safely offsite throughout the pandemic to build the pieces for the playground before starting work at the site itself.
The design takes inspiration from the heritage of the Pirelli Cable factory that used to be where the Pirelli Estate is now. The play space uses the shapes of the cable drums and wires to create structures for play that are unique to this park with the patterns in the safety surface featuring some of the artwork created by local children.
The funding for the project came from a combined fund for Play and Public Art, drawn from contributions from the developer of nearby homes, Bellway. This has been used to commission a bespoke play area for the park.
The image shows the area of the park that will be fenced off.