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The Living Environment Trust

Environmental Project Management

The Trust provides project management services, from specification phase, through to procurement and implementation.

Case Study 1 - Xcel Natural Play Area

The Living Environment Trust was responsible for project managing the tendering process, design and installation of the Natural Play Area on the Xcel Leisure Centre grounds, in Canley.

The scheme was made possible through a stream of funding obtained by Coventry City Council thorough Playbuilder, a funding scheme run by Play England that seeks to develop outdoor play areas that encourage unstructured play within the natural environment.

Being adjacent to an ancient woodland, the design of the play area was carried out in order to create a smooth transition from the leisure centre, through to the natural play area, where play and exercise within the natural environment is encouraged, to the natural environment.

The play area includes: a zip-wire, a climbing frame, swings, a swing nest, a rocking log, monkey bars, an outdoor classroom, a log bridge, and more!

Case Study 2 - The Alan Higgs Centre Natural Play Trail

The Living Environment Trust was responsible for project managing the tendering process, design and installation of the Natural Play Trail on The Alan Higgs Centre grounds, in Pinley.

The scheme was made possible through a stream of funding obtained by Coventry City Council thorough Playbuilder, a funding scheme run by Play England that seeks to develop outdoor play areas that encourage unstructured play within the natural environment.

The Alan Higgs Centre is set within 80 acres of natural habitat, so that the Natural Play Trail blends in with the surrounding environment, encouraging children to interact with and within the natural environment.

The trail includes: a climbing frame, rope walks, a rocking log, an outdoor shelter, stepping logs and much more!

Case Study 3 - The Alan Higgs Centre BMX Track

The Living Environment Trust was responsible for project managing the tendering process, design and installation of the BMX Track on The Alan Higgs Centre grounds, in Pinley.

The scheme was made possible through a stream of funding obtained by Coventry City Council thorough Playbuilder, a funding scheme run by Play England that seeks to develop outdoor play areas that encourage unstructured play within the natural environment.

Having been open for 6 years, The Alan Higgs Centre is a community resource heavily used by local young people. With open access, one of the most popular facilities provided by the centre is represented by the Skate Park, used by people on skateboards, BMX’s, and roller skates.

A recurrent request from the BMX riders, using the Skate Park, has been the provision of a BMX Track. Accordingly, the Trust made the decision to use part of the Playbuilder funding for The Alan Higgs Centre site, to develop a BMX Track.

The 150m long track has proved very successful for different levels of BMX riding ability.

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