Iain Parkinson, conservation and woodlands manager at Kew, says: “Contractor Cedarwood Joinery fitted the product quickly and easily and we were very happy with the service and help we received from Marley, which ensured the play area was completed to schedule."
“As well as meeting the safety requirements it was also very important the wood weathers well and blends into its surroundings and lasts a long time. We opened the play area in May 2016 and the wood turns a lovely yellow colour in the sunshine, blending in with the oak trees.”
CitiDeck® was originally developed for use in the Olympic Park
, where safety, inclusivity and accessibility were all of paramount importance to the organisers of London 2012. It is now specified for many urban applications and public spaces – from schools and hospitals to housing developments and restaurants.
Emily Dix, at Marley, says: “CitiDeck® is ideal for these types of projects, especially at locations like Kew which need to be safe but suited to their environment. Its antislip, durability and naturally weathering qualities make it perfect for outdoor areas with a high footfall like this. CitiDeck® is also able to satisfy the need for a long lasting children’s play area at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew’s country estate in West Sussex, as it needed to last for 15 years.“