Play Area North England

Above: Seaton Carew Play Area & safety surfacing - Northumberland in 2013

Brambledown are Northern Sport and Play Contractors as well as specialist External Works Commercial Contractors. Brambledown have been installing Playgrounds and Play Areas with safety surfacing in parks and schools all over the North of England for 40 years. Many of these Play Areas have won National BALI & Considerate Constructors Awards.

The ability to listen to, and adapt to market requirements is why Brambledown continues excel in the construction of Parks & Playground in the North of England. For over 40 years, Brambledown have worked closely with Architects, clients, schools, Sport England & community groups to design and implement outstanding playground structures. Many of the playgrounds that Brambledown install can be seen in parks all across the North of England. Many of the Brambledown play areas are seen accross the North of England in places such as Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Durham, Rotherham, Doncaster, Scarbrough, Cumbria, Lancashire, Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Barnsley, York and Sheffield. Brambledown are now considered one of the major Play equipment installers in the North of England and are SAPCA, Constructionline, CHAS, and Achilles Building Confidence level 4 accredited.

With over 100 direct employees with a minimum of 10 years experience, Brambledowns highly trained team of specialist Playground installers are happy to work with clients and architects to value engineer the perfect Play Area. Brambledown have over 40 years experience in the delivery of high quality Play schemes and we continue to innovate and research new ideas and installations methods, offering an outstanding level of service to our clients with specialist high tech equipment.

Our range of playground installation experience at Brambledown ranges from Climbing frames, swings, slides, tree houses, balance beams, contemporary items such as battle ships (Ropner Park Stockton) & play houses as well as a full range of critically fall height tested safety surfaces, shockpads, resin bound play yards, artificial grass & much more which are guaranteed to meet all European Guidelines and fall height measures.

As well as Play Area and Park Construction, Brambledown also specialise in the installation of Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAS), Basketball Courts, Ball Courts, floodlights, goal mouth repairs, trim trails and skate parks right across the North of England.

Many of Brambledown Landscapes parks and playgrounds have won National BALI awards over the past 40 years.

Brambledowns Play Area and playground schemes have varied in value and size and can be anywhere from £10,000 up to £3 million purely on play equipment and associated works.

Brambledown are proud members of SAPCA and CHAS accredited aswel as members of Constructionline, BALI and Achilles.

PLAYGROUNDS - Case Studies

Ropner Park

Ropner Park - Stockton

Client: Stockton Borough Council

Budget: £2.8 million

The restoration of the entire park at Ropner was something that the community had wanted for many years and when a community group was put into force, Brambledown were selected from a large group of Contractors to become main contractor on the scheme.

Oakey Park

Oakey Park - Stanley

Client: Derwentside District Council

Contact: Nick Wiggins, Derwentside District Council, 01207 218524

Budget: £305,000

Earthworks, planting, park furniture, fencing, steps, ball play area, lighting, football pitches and climbing wall. 2007.

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Herrington & Newbottle

Client: Sunderland City Council

Contact: Phil Dorian

Budget: £300,000

Construction of Soft Play Area, Play Equipment and Wet Pour Safety Surface Area. The scheme also included soft landscaping and maintenance

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Thompson Park Sunderland

Client: Sunderland City Council

Contact: Phil Dorian

Budget: £200,000

Construction of Soft Play Area, Play Equipment and Wet Pour Safety Surface Area.

Wadworth Play Area Doncaster

Wadworth Play Area / Park - Doncaster

Client: Doncaster MBC

Budget: £80,000

Construction of Soft Play Area, Play Equipment and Wet Pour Safety Surface Area & Landscaping.

 northumberland play area brambledownSeaton Carew Play Area Hartlepool

 Client: Hartlepool Council

 Budget: £40k

Construction of large play area, with multi use play equipment, fencing, pathways, mlti-coloured safety surfacing and landscaping


tyne tunnel play area  Tyne Tunnel Play Area

    Client: Port of Tyne

   Budget: £50k

As part of the external works and landscaping package which Brambledown were awarded in 2012 as part of the New Tyne Tunnel construction Brambledown installed a large play area, play equipment, safety surfacing, pathways, steps, gates and landscaping with grounds maintenance.


tyne view play area   Tyne View Play Area - Newcastle

 Client: Newcastle City Council

 Budget: £150k

Natural Play Area Construction including wooden tree house, walkways, slides, swings, major earthworks, tarmac pathways, carparking, seeding, turfing, planting, wooden carved archways and features.

cornsay colliery playspace  Cornsay Colliery Playspace

   Client: Durham County Council

   Budget: £65k

Community Funded, and heritage lottery Playspace scheme involving play equipment, safety surfacing, tarmac works, goal posts, climbing equipment, earthwork levelling, seeding, planting, fencing, timber edging.