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Gloucester Park

July 29, 2021

Wicksteed Playgrounds were delighted to have been declared successful with their submission for Gloucester Park for Basildon Borough Council. The redevelopment of the park is a celebration of Lewis Silkin MP, who was responsible for the passing of the New Towns Act in 1945. The Park features a fully bespoke Tree Top Towers Canopy Multi-Play Unit and new See-Saw.

A time capsule has been buried underneath the play area and contains photographs, banners and merchandise from the year-long 70 celebrations.


Completed project

Bespoke “70” Tree Top Towers
Unit featuring customised play panels

Customer comment

“Gloucester Park is a vital community asset and this new play equipment will only improve the park, whilst leaving a lasting legacy to Basildon’s 70th-anniversary celebrations. The total cost of the project was £65,000, with Veolia Environmental Trust contributing £58,500 and the remainder provided by Basildon Council…”

Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor, David Harrison

Client: Basildon Borough Council
Project: Gloucester Park
Budget: £40,000


Written by: Andy Prentice
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