Martello were appointed by Folkestone and Hythe District Council to act as CDM Principal Designer as Project Co-ordinator for the delivery of a new play park with landscaped gardens at Radnor Park – a large, under-utilised play area in the centre of Folkestone.
The new facility, which is adjacent to the Radnor Park Tea Room, provides zoned areas with play equipment for a variety of age ranges, new pathways, planting and seating as well as a beautifully restored Victorian water fountain with a statue of St Eanswythe – the Patron Saint of Folkestone.
Part of the complexity of the project was ensuring that it delivered for all of the stakeholders – The Radnor Park Community Group, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Folkestone Town Council, Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Ground Charity and East Kent College.
This was a great local project for Martello to be involved in with significant engagement from the community in terms of funding for the play area and huge local interest at the opening. It’s really exciting to see that the play park and tea room have now become a popular local destination for families.