The refurbishment of Jubilee Playground in the inner-city suburb of Glebe was an important project for the local community and a success for the City of Sydney, sue barnsley design and the Fleetwood Urban team.

Creating a beautiful and functional space where adults can relax and children can play safely was a vision Fleetwood Urban helped make a reality. The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore said: “Everyone should be able to find a patch of green close to home and we are making sure our residents and workers have a range of open spaces to cater for all age groups.”

The playground, in Glebe’s Bicentennial Park in Sydney, is a whimsical community space for children; nicknamed ‘the lost world’ by its creators; meeting the increasing demand for inner city families to access outdoor play spaces. Fleetwood Urban was chosen to construct the intricately detailed geometric structure of the new shelter, which was designed by sue barnsley design.

Working in collaboration with sue barnsley design, we were able to enhance the beauty and functionality of this bayside park. The shelter delivered much needed shade to the play area but also added a stunningly designed ‘point of interest’ to the overall scheme.

The shelter was manufactured offsite in our extensive facilities in Sydney. The complex detailing of the structure required careful fabrication management and an exhaustive QA process. The shade element was constructed using reinforced edge and rope tensioning and this held the Monotec 370 series lime fizz shade fabric in position.

Jason Grant, AILA NSW President, says, “With more and more children growing up in high-density housing and without the benefit of a backyard to call their own, the local park and playground has become an important focus for inner city families. Jubilee Playground has become a vibrant place for play and community gathering; its sheer beauty and delight makes this parkland play space magical and uplifting for children and adults alike.”

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