Help Hanover play!

Help Hanover play!

Hanover Primary School By Hanover Primary School

We'd like to build an exciting new playground for the school children, with an emphasis on fitness and fun. Over 60% of the funds have been raised - with your help we can cross the finishing line!

Islington Delivery stage

pledged of £62,633
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This project was funded on 28 Dec 2012!


This imaginatively designed playground is going to have several distinct areas. It will include a fitness course, a natural planted " green island" and two climbing towers overlooking the canal and towpath.

What we'll do:

  • Plant a beautiful green area to play and relax in
  • Create planters that provide spaces to grow in and for fruit trees
  • Fit a fitness course with a tightrope, rings to swing from, a loop traverse and climbing poles,
  • Build two climbing towers to scramble up and to play inside
  • Add play logs
  • Provide small stage areas
  • Create seating spaces
  • Add a balance beam
  • Introduce new trees

Why it's a great idea:

Hanover School is situated in the heart of Islington and enjoys a stunning location. However despite a fantastic new building development that we will shortly be able to enjoy, we have very limited outdoor space.

We have never before been in the position to make major improvements to the quality of our playground spaces. But the new building works have given us the opportunity to create a beautiful play area designed by a local architect, that the children are going to love.

The school has limited funds, but we have managed to dedicate a significant amount towards the project. And parents and local groups have also very kindly contributed through fund-raising events organised by our school association.

We are now in touching distance of making this exciting project a reality. If supporters of the school are able to contribute just a little more, collectively we will be able to create these amazing new play facilities for the children to enjoy.

How we'll get it done:

  • Work with local architects What if: projects
  • Appoint contractors to install the various playground elements
  • Involve parents and other volunteers in certain aspects of the build

We are also very keen to involve parents and other volunteers in the making of this new playground. We are looking for people who may be able to contribute to: soil filling, planting, laying loose surfaces and some paintwork. If you'd like to get involved click on the "volunteer" button at the top of the page!

Location Islington

About the space

Beside our new sports hall adjacent to Regents Canal


Islington Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £62,633

Green island - £17,000 (27%)
Fitness challenge area - £12,300 (20%)
Climbing strip - £12,100 (19%)
Consultancy fees - £7,500 (12%)
Contingency Fund - £7,200 (12%)
Mobile orchard and planters - £5,900 (9%)
Other - £633 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Green island
Fitness challenge area
Climbing strip
Consultancy fees
Contingency Fund
Mobile orchard and planters
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £62,633