Create a destination playspace and bring your ideas to life with the help of the visionary design team at Playscape Creations.
A quick google search will show that all the best places to go shopping with kids incorporate an adventure or aquatic playspace. To become a top destination, Playscape Creations knows that a space has to deliver something for everyone; whether it’s installing a small indoor play area or a huge outdoor space, good placemaking principles remain the same.
These principles include:
- Cater for multiple age groups
- Have seating areas that allow for passive surveillance
- Provide shade and thermal comfort for outdoor environments
- Include equipment that encourages active adult participation
- Incorporate aesthetics and make your space Instagram-worthy – shareable images are social proof that your centre is the place to be
Boosts Staying Power
Having a destination playspace - whether it’s integrated with food and beverage venues or is simply an island of play in the middle of the shopping centre hustle and bustle - provides an oasis for busy parents and families to rest and stay awhile.
Playscape Creations understand that there is a cost involved in designing, constructing and maintaining a playspace, particularly when it’s a ‘free’ venue. However, when considered as an investment rather than a cost, there are some incredible economic benefits. When people stay longer, they spend more and are happier to do so, this includes:
- Increased patronage at food and beverage outlets, especially if they’re around a play area
- Extended visitation experience to include mealtimes – no need to rush home
- A broader range of clientele as people are willing to drive further just to be part of it
- Higher visitation as your centre stands out from the fierce competition of other shopping venues
- Happier, more profitable tenancies benefitting from increased foot traffic
Project Example: Capestone Village Shopping Centre
The new retail space at Capestone Village in Mango Hill is now open, uniquely located in the heart of a 230-hectare master planned community and sitting on the edge of a 13-hectare lake.
A masterplanned lifestyle retail destination with a focus on health and wellness, this hub will be a community focal point for years to come.
Thoughtfully designed within the vaulted atrium, this playscape makes a big impact within a small footprint. Featuring a Be Bop play system for ages 5+ and a huge 1.9m deck, there are both active and hangout opportunities for children to enjoy.
The design is enhanced by the colourful organic swales featured within the softfall treatment, adding a real focal point to the contemporary space. Surrounding the play features are Playscape Creations brand new Cloudstones; smooth, polished cast concrete river pebbles that can be used as a seat, a stepping stone or for endless imaginative play.
Playscape Creations have a visionary design team, capable of bringing your ideas to life. Coupled with an in-house engineering and construction team, Playscape Creations are the perfect partner to help you deliver an exceptional recreational customer experience.
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