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

Llwyngwair Manor Hotel & Holiday Park Adventure Golf Course

We enhanced Llwyngwair Manor Park with a stunning bespoke designed Adventure Golf Course to entertain visitors and guests.

Greenspan was selected to design and build a woodland themed adventure golf course for a holiday park and historical hotel complex nestled amongst the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside in southwest Wales. The course is made up of 18 themed holes, complimented with expertly crafted features such as woodland creatures, flora, and locally themed elements. As player make their way around the course they will hear local wildlife sound effects to further immerse them.

The Park owners wanted to boost their leisure attraction offering by rejuvenating a space right next to the main hotel building, where a dilapidated concrete tennis court sat.

Since opening, it is proving to have a massive impact on the popularity of the park, with increased bookings from both holiday seekers and outside passing visitors.

The Llwyngwair Manor Holiday Park is set in the 55 acres of rolling grassland and woodland of Llwyngwair Estate, right by the River Nevern near Newport. The site is in a scenic location that attracts holidaymakers from afar, who have the choice of either guesting within the main hotel, staying in one of their static caravans or they can book a plot to pitch up a tent.

Client testimony:
“We have been so impressed with Greenspan, throughout the whole process, from start to finish. They have been so professional and efficient with everything, it really has been excellent for our busy schedules managing the site. The ideas produced during the design phase were great and really represented the local area. Plus they were so accommodating throughout the project. We would definitely recommend Greenspan as a design and build partner to anyone.”

 – Meleri Clare Ennis, General Manager

To find out how we can enhance your leisure space with an inspirationally designed Adventure Golf course please click here

To find out more about Llwyngwair Manor Holiday Park please click here

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