Luxford Field play area works get started

Clearance work for the new Luxford Field play area has begun. Equipment and other structures are being broken up.

All the play equipment and other features have been removed from the Luxford Field play area in preparation for works to build the “people’s choice’.

Uckfield Town Council agreed the work for the “people’s choice” in February after competing bids were displayed at a public exhibition.

The old play park had been blighted for many years by proposals to redevelop the town centre.

Those plans eventually hit the buffers and look highly unlikely to ever be revived.

Preparations for the new play area at the Luxford Field

The play area works are being carried out by HAGS-SMP, which also re-built the play areas at Hempstead Road, Hughes Way and Ridgewood Recreation Ground.

How it was before new build was agreed

The Luxford Field Field play area pictured in mid November last year

An impression of how the site will look

The winning design for the Luxford play area came from HAGS-SMP. This original plan has been amended to make the site ‘accessible for all’.

Clearance work under way

A view of the play area from the south as the site is cleared ready for the new build.

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