At HAGS SMP we believe that a key stage of any successful design and build project is understanding the right mix of activities and challenges for children of many ages and abilities while remaining sensitive to specific community needs.
We have been designing, manufacturing and installing playgrounds for over 50 years, in fact since 1958. Over the years we have established an enviable reputation in the play industry, combining the traditional qualities of good solid, sustainable equipment with a design led approach to play spaces that have appealed to children and communities for over half a century.
We think that it is important to be close to our customers as our designers will often want to visit the site so we operate from two design centres in the UK:
Our Northern Office - Selby, North Yorkshire
Our Southern Office - Egham, Surrey
Our knowledge and experience is unrivalled in the industry so to get your playground just as it needs to be, we also consider:
a. The wants and needs of the community as defined by the results of consultation. Find out more about our consultation service. b. The needs of all other stakeholders, such as the adopting authority and their operations and maintenance teams c. The relevant standards such as EN1176 & EN1177 d. Guidance from industry bodies such as Play England publications - Design of Play: A guide to creating successful play spaces (visit Play England) - Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation guide e. The site f. The budget & requirements of funding streams
We have the broadest product range on the market, with the majority manufactured in our UK production facility in Selby, North Yorkshire. We can choose from a variety of materials such as steel, timber, rock and rope and in many cases we can change the colour, all to sit comfortably with the setting.
In terms of activity, we offer the following products:
HAGS SMP is a specialist play space design and project delivery organisation who employs a range of designers from a variety of design backgrounds including landscape designers. All have a similar commitment to designing unique play spaces and our designers have over 50 years play space design experience collectively.
Once our design is complete, we will typically provide:
Plan/Scale drawings & 3D playground design artwork