ESP were invited into Seven Hills Primary School in Morley, Leeds to provide a design, specification and pricing for a new Multi Use Games area. The school wanted this to be installed within their school playground to provide high quality opportunities to play Football, Basketball and for general PE lessons.

The playground was on a gradient and also had many issues with drainage. The playground would often suffer from pools of water and mud which significantly impacted on the quality of any outdoor PE and sport. It was very important to get the specification correct and the school recognised the importance of completing the project properly and right first time. Many schools have suffered from contractors trying to price a job cheap by taking short cuts and ultimately leaving the school with a facility that is not fit for purpose or safe.

Following a full site assessment, ESP produced a design and specification to resolve the current issues and to provide a high quality facility that the children could access all year round no matter what the weather. The specification included a fit for purpose sub base and drainage system that was also used to level the ground. This ground work was contained within a cosmetically pleasing brick work arrangement. A sports match pad along with a new artificial sports turf was then laid with sports lines within. The area was enclosed with sports fencing which included two multi use steel goal ends catering for football and basketball.

The installation was completed in eight working days.

Headteacher of Seven Hills was delighted with the final result and wrote a very nice email, please see his comments below:

“Just wanted to pass on a huge thanks.

The Multi Use Games Area that you have created for us is simply amazing. Having a pitch that is now completely flat and well-drained means that we can have high quality and safe basketball, football and other games sessions on the area. The quality of the work produced by your company is of the highest order and all of your team were hard-working, knowledgeable and respectful. The area is completely fit for purpose for primary school children. The kids love it - as do the parents and staff."