Designs revealed for new Bognor seafront play area

'Modern' and 'exciting' is how a councillor has described the plans for a new play area on Bognor seafront.

Plans for the new play area by KompanLtd
Plans for the new play area by KompanLtd

Arun District Council has today announced construction for the project is set to start in March and open in spring.

In a statement it said public consultation carried out last September had showed an 'overwhelming' 95 per cent of respondents wanted to see a new facility aimed at a range of ages and abilities and that it had chosen award-winning playground supplier, Kompan Ltd, to undertake the work.

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Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “We are pleased that construction is set to get underway next month, ready for a spring opening. We have listened to what the public wanted and are confident that they will be delighted with the results of this project to bring a fantastic play area to the heart of Bognor Regis.”

Arun said the 'imaginative designs' incorporate sea creatures, a theme chosen by residents in the consultation, and include a wide range of play equipment, along with seating and equipment designed for youngsters with disabilities.

Councillor Phil Hitchins, chairman of the Bognor Regis regeneration sub-committee, said: “I believe that the designs truly reflect what families want to see on the seafront, which is a modern, exciting play area that young people will really enjoy and want to visit over and over again.”