Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Laser Cut COR-TEN Panels for Local Playground

Working closely with a renowned public artist and a playground design team we cut ten COR-TEN panels with the names of all sponsors of local playground project, Calverley Adventure Grounds.  

Renowned public artist, Gordon Young designed the Calverley Community Wall to recognise those who have sponsored the Calverley Adventure Grounds project in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.  Designed for a playground created by Director of Landscape Architecture at LUC, Jennette Emery-Wallis, we laser profiled ten COR-TEN Panels with the names of all sponsors of the Calverley Adventure Grounds.  This wonderfully rich-hued material, used in landscaping, architecture and sculpture, was chosen as a subtle reference to the iron-rich Chalybeate Spring that helped found Tunbridge Wells. The panels aesthetically compliment the wood of the play equipment and the sandstone wall upon which they are mounted.

Contracts Engineering worked closely with Gordon Young’s team and the playground design team to ensure the viability of the design and fixings.  With a tight lead time and required to add an extra panel in the week before installation, our Fibre Optic Bysprint Laser Cutter was put to excellent use in the intricate cutting of each letter and shape.  The ten panels were then shot-blasted to speed up weathering process, resulting in a beautiful warm hue ready for the opening of the playground.  Contracts Engineering were delighted to be part of local project, transforming an unloved part of town into a unique play area for children.

Jennette Emery-Wallis, Director of Landscape Architecture at LUC says "It was a real pleasure working with CEL.  They totally understood our brief from the start and the quality we were after.  I was delighted with the final outcome and think the laser cut COR-TEN panels are a fabulous new addition to the park, and will act as a lasting legacy of the enormous community effort that made this project a reality."

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