Jacksons Fencing were specified to supply perimeter fencing for the new adventure play zone at Mote Park after their work on the children’s play area in the same park
Set within the 450-acre Mote Park in Maidstone, a brand new adventure playground complete with a sky trail, climbing wall, segways and mini golf has opened as part of a £4.3 million investment by Maidstone Borough Council.
Over the next three years, they have committed to the redevelopment of Mote Park, with the addition of a visitor centre, venue hire, cafe, toilets and baby changing facilities. As a result of the developments since the 2012 lottery bid, visitor numbers have increased to over 1.5 million per year.
The security considerations are always a top priority of attractions such as this one. The investment that goes into developments like these often comes from limited resources, so protection of assets and buildings is essential.
The strength and appearance of the boundary also play a part, as they can indicate the safety of the equipment inside, offering peace of mind to onlooking parents and guardians.
The fence should offer good visibility, and blend into the surrounding environment to provide a clear view for watchful bystanders.
With expensive apparatus that should only be used under supervision inside, the zone should be completely secure and free from the risk of unauthorised access, vandalism and injury when the activity area is closed.
Jacksons supplied 120 metres of 2.4m high Securi-Mesh® fencing to create a safe and secure perimeter for the adventure playground, with 1 matching single leaf gate, and a pair of matching double leaf gates that can allow emergency access.
Securi-Mesh® has small apertures and welds at each intersection, making it climb resistant, however the mesh profile still conforms to building regulations for anti-trap and offers good vision through the fence, making it ideal for use with CCTV and helping to deter criminal activity. The see-through mesh also means children can participate independently from their parents, who can observe from a distance.
The mesh panels and gates are Galfan® zinc alloy coated to BS EN 10244-2 class A, and were supplied with a protective polyester powder coating finish in green RAL 3005, which matches the fencing of the children’s play area, and also blends in with the natural surroundings of the park.
All Jacksons fencing and gates come with a 25 year guarantee, so visitors will be able to enjoy the adventure playground for years to come