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Trinity First School Playground Shelter

A fun and vibrant play shelter for a primary school in Verwood.
Location Verwood, Dorset
Status Built
Use Education
Client Trinity CE VA School

A fun and vibrant playground shelter for young school children.

The existing playground shelter had deteriorated, particularly the roof structure which had suffered from water damage. WDA were appointed to design a new multifunctional shelter suitable for the needs of the school and pupils.

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Fun, tactile & practical

Bench seating is formed from stone filled gabions, grouped to enable social interactions, and set at two heights to cater for developing children and adults alike. The shelter combines a sensory planter, open to the elements, created by the surrounding gabion seating.

A roof constructed from translucent polycarbonate coloured roof panels, creates a light, bright uplifting space, whilst maintaining the practical aspects of weather protection.

Green oak post are set off the ground forming a discrete shadow gap and reducing the risk of the post rotting.


Completed Date 2022

front view of shelter in school playground with multicolored roof
visual for school playground with colourful shelter
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