The Paddocks Precinct

“Delivering a play space for the future in one of Sydney’s most history-steeped parklands”

Client

Parramatta Park Trust

Completed

2015

State

NSW

Design Partners

McGregor Coxall

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Executive Summary

Parramatta Park Trust appointed Fleetwood to help deliver an inspired $2 million playground, located in its new Paddocks Precinct – the largest financial injection in Parramatta Park’s proud history. Working alongside the project designers, McGregor Coxall, the concept called for a seamlessly integrated play space that was creative, safe and durable enough to serve the ever-growing population of Western Sydney families for years to come.

Fleetwood Involvement

Using our unique DesignExecute2™ model, Fleetwood collaborated with McGregor Coxall on the structural elements of the playground, from concept and detail design, through to execution and installation on site. Given many of the elements were architecturally complex, a strong design understanding was needed between both parties. The Fleetwood team took the time to clearly understand the vision McGregor Coxall wanted to create and, adding value at every stage of the project, was able to deliver it seamlessly. We then partnered with Coordinated Landscapes to complete the final delivery of the built works, on time and on budget.

Community Engagement

Community engagement was initially handled by the landscape architect, McGregor + Coxall. However after finding Indigenous artefacts on-site, Fleetwood was heavily involved in the planning, design and implementation of the new measures put forward to protect the interests of the community. These were agreed in close consultation with local Indigenous elders.

Awards

Award Name Location Year
AILA NSW Award, Play Spaces The Paddocks Precinct 2017