Standing at 7.5 metres tall in the heart of Taunton in a rural setting is an impressive bespoke lighthouse play tower. Designed by local landscape architects Swan Paul Partnership and built by Nottingham based play equipment supplier Proludic – it really is a spectacular design and project.
Swan Paul approached Proludic with the idea back in 2018. Their client wanted to upgrade the existing popular park with some new features that included a play tower and a new beach volleyball court. The park had a history of alternative American sports (one being beach volleyball) and activities taking place, so they wanted the new facilities to reflect this beach life theme.
They had aspirations for the proposed play tower to be the tallest in Somerset and to be accessed through the existing play area. The bespoke design would reflect the lighthouse at Burnham on Sea with each façade being slightly different.
The red and white colours used and features certainly do stand out and make you think you are entering a play lighthouse. As children climb and explore, they also get fantastic views of the whole park.
Opened in 2019 to the public it has provided a unique and memorable play experience for families.
Proludic can work on bespoke play in several ways with our clients. The first is using our experienced design team to create truly unique products that people want to see – often built around exciting themes. Secondly, we can take an existing design and build it using world class manufacturing facilities at our head office site at Vouvray, France.
Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have a bespoke play project that you need to discuss.