Statement from Harvey Stokes, Building Surveyor, The Girls’ Day School Trust
“From he initial meetings with Ray Parry and his team they provided sound advice and creative ideas for the school to consider and in respect of the finishes, equipment and layout and took on board ideas and thoughts of the school staff and the GDST Building Surveyor. The project was turned around extremely quickly in view of the extent of the works and issues surrounding trees and multiple areas to meet the demands of differing age groups. Ray and all of his team from Toby at the offset to the guys on site were always attentive, co-operative and very courteous in delivering a superb asset to the school and an area of great enjoyment to the children, especially the bouncy No Mow Safer Surfacing around the play tower. The facility now looks smart and inviting and has totally transformed an area of playground and waste area into a fantastic facility of which myself and all the staff are unanimous in recommending Ray Parry to potential customers
– Shrewsbury High School GDST
Specialist playground company RAY PARRY PLAYGROUNDS LTD Transforms play provision at prestigious Shrewsbury Public School
Mr. Harvey Stokes, the Building Surveyor of the Girls’ Day School Trust contacted us with regard to a site visit at the prestigious Shrewsbury High Prep School. It had been announced that the Pre Prep based at Kennedy Road was to move to the Kingsland Grange site and a new playground was required to ensure that the Pre Prep pupils had a safe outdoor environment to play.On visiting the school it was evident that they had little equipment for the new Pre-Prep Department and the whole outside area was in need of a complete makeover.We designed the areas by dividing into three sections to include static play equipment, a safe fenced area to accommodate the Pre-Prep class, outdoor classrooms, large storage shed, all weather safer surfacing in the form of ‘no mow’ synthetic grass and a natural woodland area with bark surfacing a further two outdoor classrooms, musical instruments, planters, tree planting with Apple and Pear trees and also two giant tree ferns.We have transformed an unusable area of valued land into a safe, exiting and valuable addition to enhance the excellent facilities to the prestigious independent school with an enviable reputation for both academic and physical education.
– Shrewsbury High School
Newydd Housing Association, Powys
We were approached by Mr Allyn Williams of Newydd Housing Association to tender for the refurbishment of four play areas in Newtown, Powys.
Following various on site meetings and finally the tender document we were successful in winning all four sites. Mr Williams stated he and the Association were delighted with the outcome and says the residents living around each site have only positive comments about our selection of equipment and the way our installers conducted themselves during the six week work programme.
There was no disruption to residents or their parking spaces and the team were very polite and courteous to all the occupants and the children, who are now enjoying using the areas in time for the summer holidays Newydd Housing Association would have no hesitation in recommending us for future projects or to potential customer requiring references.
– Newydd Housing Association, Powys
Ray Parry Playground Services Ltd,
Shrewsbury SY3 8YJ