Wicksteed were awarded the Jedburgh Allerley Well Park play park upgrade which was a significant undertaking, as it marked the completion of the final of five destination parks that Wicksteed developed for the Scottish Borders Council.
During our on-site meeting with the client, we discovered the remarkable geological significance of the Hutton Unconformity in the area. Inspired by this discovery, we incorporated it into the design of the central feature Treetops Multiplay Unit.
To further enhance the play experience, we collaborated with Rockscapes to create a custom climbing boulder that replicated the one showcased at the car park center. Rockscapes skillfully shaped, carved, and made the boulder play-friendly. Additionally, hand and foot holds were drilled into the boulder to ensure its usability as an engaging play piece.
The park occupies a prime location in town and offers breathtaking views of the Abbey. The site, which was previously a grassy area plagued by drainage issues, underwent separate drainage improvements by the Scottish Borders Council prior to our commencement. The park is now fully equipped with wetpour surfacing, and an accessible path has been implemented to provide easy entry to the area.
"The completion of the Allerley Well Play Park in Jedburgh has been much anticipated by the public in Jedburgh. The variety of equipment provides a great play experience for all ages & abilities. The inclusion of the “Hutton Unconformity” climbing wall & Jedforest springy incorporates local related features & gives the play park a local identity, well received by locals. This destination play park is one of several throughout the Scottish Borders installed by Wicksteed in recent years, which provide excellent play facilities for locals & visitors alike."