Responding to children’s love of role play, Little Street is an award winning scaled down play centre designed around a real life town. It’s a little world for big imaginations, a place where children can go to have fun and learn through role play. The centre includes a police station, doctor’s surgery, cafe, fire station, post office and a supermarket.
With huge success under their belt Little Street wanted to expand their portfolio of play centres, moving into Maidstone. They contacted us to design, build, deliver and install bespoke play items to help make the expansion a reality.
Initially we looked at the original plans and drawings of their first play centre, and set about tweaking them to bring their concepts and ideas to life.
Once the designs and plans had all been given the green light, we set about constructing the items at our Chichester based workshop. It certainly was an interesting job as the majority of our projects involve making bespoke staircases, windows and doors – not scaled down fire engines, post boxes and checkout tills!
As soon as one of our team had finished assembling an item it then went straight to our paint department to have one of many bright colours applied, just leaving the stickers and decals to be applied by a separate company on site.
We met the deadline and delivered the range of hand made wooden toys well in time for their grand opening in March 2017. Once the toys had their stickers/decals applied (by a separate company) it really finished the items off and we were over the moon with the final look. In all, we delivered the following items to complete the centre:
1x Fire Engine
1x Doctors chair
6x Small rectangular letter boxes
1x Half Round Royal mail post box
1x Supermarket checkout till
1x Supermarket fruit and veg unit
1x Café cake display unit
1x Café kitchen unit with built in fridge
2x Computer Screens
1x Jail cell bars
Lastly, and probably the best news of all is that we have already secured the order for an additional play centre to add to their portfolio! Find out more about Little Street here.
JLA Joinery produced some bespoke play equipment for our role play centre in Maidstone, the highlight being a fabulous red fire engine. They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish, providing creative input when required and delivering high quality items within tight project deadlines. We have already commissioned them to work on our next project in Surrey. Professional, courteous and all round good guys. Thank you JLA Joinery.