Davies White were appointed by the community group ‘Godstone at Play’ to design and deliver a new £200K play space on Godstone Green. There was a strong emphasis on community engagement and this included various public events on the green, model making workshops in the local school and a number of design crits with the client team.
The site is common land and not fencing would be permitted. Instead Davies White used landform and small retaining walls to create the enclosed boundaries. This approach meant that long views across the Green were maintained. A number of new trees will be planted to provide shade in the play space. Natural materials like timber, sand, rocks and landform helped make the new play space sit well within the existing landscape.
The biggest challenges were the various consents, these included Planning Permission, TPO’s, an Archaeological watching brief & Section 38 agreement.