Designing the Adventure – Lucy Barton

Designing the Adventure – Lucy Barton

Greenspan’s Concept Designer

One of Greenspan’s greatest strengths as a company is our ability to produce highly inspirational playscape designs for our clients. These designs stem from our talented Concept Designers within our Design Team, who provide highly imaginative concepts, which are provided to our Architects and Project Managers so they can turn them into reality.


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Today we want to introduce one of our Design team’s gifted Concept Designer: Lucy Barton.

Lucy has come from a creative background and previously worked mainly in the hospitality and leisure sectors. She is a keen team player who is passionate about her work with enthusiasm to develop and expand her knowledge and expertise. She is a very gifted and creative individual and is a valued addition to the team.

We asked her what her favourite project was since starting with Greenspan:
“I would say the Adventure Golf Course at Planters Garden Centre (Tamworth). It was interesting to learn about the mountains and to have such a different geographical concept to research. It is so rewarding to see it built by our talented contractors, who bring our ideas to life”

Click here to find out more about Planters Garden Centre’s Mountains of the World Adventure Golf course. Click here to see our project page detailing our work for Planters.

Planters Garden Centre Mountains of the World Adventure Golf Course Tamworth
Planters Garden Centre ‘Mountains of the World’ Adventure Golf Course

What makes a project one of her favourites?
“My favourite projects are always ones I can really sink my teeth in to creatively, think outside the box and come up with unique angles that get a ‘Wow’ response. It’s not always about reinventing the wheel, but instead considering how we can improve it, change it and create a memorably unique experience.”

Why does she enjoy what she does?
“No day is the same; I love starting each day knowing I get to do the things I enjoy the most. Whether that be coming up with an explosive new golf design, sketching out an adventure play park, spatially planning layouts or a site visit. It is also a bonus how many random facts you acquire over the years with researching all the various concepts. It’s a great party trick – especially at a pub quiz! ”


Planters Garden Centre Mountains of the World Adventure Golf CourseConcept Design

What are you working on at the moment?
“I am currently working on something very exciting which is still under wraps, but it has allowed me and the team to really push the boundaries of golf design and explore creative avenues we never have before! Think neon, suspension, hair-raising holes – I think this one will be an all-time favourite… watch this space!”

We are grateful to have Lucy Barton as part of the Greenspan team, and we will wait to see her next design with great anticipation.

Click here to get inspired and take a look at the amazing concept designs we produce.

Please contact us today to find out how we can design and build an inspirational Adventure Golf Course and/or Adventure Play area for you, via:

Phone: +44 (0) 2380 476 737

Latest Project

Planters Garden Centre – Mountains of the World – 12 hole Adventure Golf Course

Be transported to the mountains of the world at Planters Garden Centre’s 12 hole Adventure Golf Course

Greenspan were selected to design and build a unique, one-off themed adventure golf course. The chosen theme was mountains of the world.

The course is made up of 12 themed holes, with each hole boasting an impressive scaled version of a famous mountain. It tells a story of each mountain with interesting facts offering an educational element as well as fun for all. Around the course is edged with a smart decked seating area for those wishing to relax, to watch on while the rest of the family enjoy an exciting game.

Since opening it has seen an impressive throughput since opening and has been an excellent addition to the venue. The centre’s owners are also delighted to find an increase in visitors that are travelling from much further afield to come and enjoy their attractions.

The adjacent Sky Trail attraction has benefitted from the accompanying golf course, with usage significantly increased from last year’s figures.

To see more of our Adventure themed golf courses and what we can do for you, please click here

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