Project Description

A New Playground in Newcastle at The Alan Shearer Centre

The Playground Project

A Stunning New Playground in Newcastle at the Alan Shearer Centre

ESP PLAY have designed and installed a brand new, all singing and all dancing inclusive playground in Newcastle at The Alan Shearer Centre. The Alan Shearer Centre is a highly specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments. Situated in its own grounds on the outskirts of Newcastle, the Alan Shearer Centre comprises three specialist facilities on the same site:

The Alan Shearer Centre

A specialist recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages, catering to a wide spectrum of need. Facilities are completely free to use and include a hydrotherapy suite, sensory rooms and cave, a giant ball pool, a music room, seasonal activities and a café . Overhead tracking and hoists are fitted throughout, enabling full accessibility to all areas for those with limited mobility.

The Alan Shearer Short Centre

Providing highly specialised respite breaks in a safe and specially adapted environment for people with a range of disabilities and behavioural issues, the centre allows parents and carers a well-earned rest. It is the only short break centre in the North East with its own on-site Activity Centre, set within several acres of private and beautifully landscaped grounds.

The Alan Shearer Specialist Residential Home

Situated within the Alan Shearer Centre, our specialist home offers residential accommodation for adults with profound and multiple disabilities, offering longer term, safe and nurturing care and support. In addition, our disabled residents have full access to the on-site Activity Centre.

ESP PLAY were invited with many other play companies to submit any innovative and creative design which would provide inclusive opportunities for all guests to the centre to access and enjoy whilst maintain the natural and picturesque surroundings. Our design proposal received fabulous feedback from the Centre Manager. As a result ESP was awarded the contact to carrying the works.

This beautiful new playground was competed within three weeks from start finish.

Before The Project

The Finished Project