Kings Plant Barn

Kings Plant Barn

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The new Kings Plant Barn site at Stonefield’s has taken an innovative and ground-breaking approach to the services available when visiting the garden centre.  

Kings Plant Barn
Mt Wellington, Auckland
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 Located in Mt Wellington, Auckland, the new site features a new look, with a variety of beautiful and colourful plants, a café, and a brand-new play space. 

When looking to develop and open the new store, the team at Kings Plant Barn wanted to create a play space to accompany the garden centre, offering a new experience for their customers and little visitors.    

Creo worked with Kings Plant Barn to design and build a unique and natural-looking space that can provide both play value and be used to exhibit some of the lush greenery. The design incorporates muted, earthy tones that blend seamlessly with the plantings. Rubber mulch surfacing, water features, and rubber-surfaced play accessories were also brought into the space to add texture, height, and play for young children needing entertainment when visiting the store.  

A collection of plants borders the play space, creating the perfect backdrop to the indoor area. Creo worked to create a visually open space that is welcoming and vibrant, adding value, activity, and personality to this new Kings Plant Barn.  

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Berryfields Crossing

Berryfields Crossing

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The play space at Berryfields Crossing is a public play area created to accompany the new community-focusedcommercial development in Richmond, Nelson. 

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Richmond, Nelson
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The site of the development is a historic berry field. This horticultural story is celebrated through the modern design and architecture of the new commercial space and outdoor play space.  

The developers of the site contacted Creo to help design and create a play space that would continue the story of the berry fields and add value to future visitors of the commercial site.  

The Creo team designed a concept that plays on the berry theme. Using rich red, purple and green colours, the space tells the story of rolling hills represented by the rolling mounds and fresh berries created through 3D steppers that bring interest and dimension into the space.  

The star of the space is the unique sculpture in the centre. The architects involved in the commercial development really wanted to showcase the timber structure in the play space. The design piece mirrors the rolling berry fields that are reflected in the play space surfacing while adding a sculptural element that sparks interest in those passing by. The natural wooden colours are also reminiscent of the nearby beach environment and the outdoor lifestyle of the community.  

Created for both play value and design, this play space is a fun and exciting part of the Berryfields Crossing development.  

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Urban Soul Cafe

Urban Soul Cafe

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Urban Soul Café Karaka is a licensed café and bistro, located in the new suburb of Karaka, South Auckland.

Urban Soul Cafe
Karara, Auckland
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The local hotspot has become a hub amongst the growing community. Their great food and service has flagged them as one of Auckland’s best cafes.

With a growing number of young families in the community, owner Tracey saw an opportunity to add value for her customers by converting the back courtyard area into a play space that offered a safe zone for the youngest of visitors.

It was important to them to create a fun environment, where kids could play, and parents and caregivers had access to supervise while relaxing and enjoying their coffee.

The courtyard space needed good drainage, a play area that was hard-wearing, and would last the countless visitors and traffic.

Upon seeing the Creo playground at Equippers Church Preschool, Tracey approached the team at Equippers to ask about the company they used and got in touch with Creo.

After discussing the budget, expectations, and plans, the Creo team put together a design that was safe, realistic, and fit the brief outlined by Tracey and her team.

Tracey was sure Creo was the right fit for their project early on.

“The very first meeting was positive and professional. I was given the ability to discuss the initial design layout and have some input. We also needed to come in on the budget which was discussed.” 

Keeping open dialogue throughout the project was key in creating a space that was functional and added value for the café’s customers.

“The contractors on site were great to work with. They were considerate of the commercial nature of the environment.”

The finished courtyard play area caters primarily for those aged 5 and under.

With soft mounds, a small track for little bikes, plenty of flat space, and several surfacing textures that add interest and provide additional play elements in the space.

The new playground has now become a very important aspect of Urban Soul Café.

It has created more business for Tracey and her café, bringing in more young families who are enjoying both the coffee and the play space.

“If we have forgotten to unlock the gate in the morning, very quickly a parent will be asking for a key [to the space] and the shed to the toys. This also has been a hit, having a toy shed where we can pack everything away in at night.  [The toy shed] Was a very last-minute decision but a very practical one that Creo helped us with.”

When asked about her favourite part of the space, Tracey says she has observed more parents booking tables in the courtyard where they can let their children play while dining. 

“The concrete track is very popular with the bikes supplied. All the kids love the trampoline and slide.”

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