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Practical Solutions To Project Management.

No project too large or too small. Read on to find out about one of our recent podium installs and how one of our expert contract managers handled the technical installation.

You’re looking for a team you can trust with every aspect of your playground installation and project management. We have two dedicated contracts managers who are on hand to assist with every step of your development. Neil Cunningham and Tom King are both experienced in the play industry so can answer any question you may have regarding your new site. The contracts team are qualified with the RPII for children’s playgrounds inspections and SMSTS. We’ve managed projects for customers from all backgrounds; whether you’re a local parish council or a national housing developer, we’re ready to get stuck in.

In Focus: Project Management.

In May 2018 we successfully tendered for 5 sites in a single contract in a large housing development in Southern England. The customer required install spread across an extended period of time creating potential issues for allocation of man-power as well as manufacture and carriage logistics.

Our contracts team successfully managed this complicated project which has created a mutually beneficial relationship. To date 4 of 5 sites have been completed, and Russell Play have been approached once again to assist in the installation of a further 6 sites in the same development. This time we have been approached to assist earlier in the process; assisting in design, planning and using our experience in the industry to help prevent potential issues before they become problems.


Potential issues:

  • High value contract – 5 sites in 1 contract.
  • Complicated timescales – Combination of concurrent and staggered installs.
  • Multiple suppliers – varying styles of sites required multiple suppliers.


Key skills utilised to overcome issues:

  • Experience of managing large value projects.
  • Management of man-power allocation.
  • Assisting in planning phase to prevent potential issues.

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