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  • Zaun: Basildon pitch and gym encourage the next Max Whitlock
    Basildon pitch and gym encourage the next Max Whitlock
    Zaun
    Sporting facilities in Basildon have received a shot in the arm following the opening of a near £1m scheme at Everyone Active’s Eversley Leisure Centre. Witham-based ETC Sports Surfaces has installed new 3G football pitches and floodlights for 11-, nine-, seven- and five-a-side football, while contractor Morgan Sindall focused on the centre’s...
    27 February 2019
  • Zaun: Steel fencing for £11m sports facility in East London
    Steel fencing for £11m sports facility in East London
    Zaun
    Zaun supplied steel fencing for the Feel Good Too sports facility in Waltham Forest, following the £11 million refurbishment of Ive Farm Sports Ground in East London. The scheme was masterminded by main contractor Wilmott Dixon and is now the new home of the Leyton Orient FC Academy. The Feel Good Too Centre includes two floodlit all-weather...
    18 January 2019
  • Zaun: Zaun to host Made in Britain event
    Zaun to host Made in Britain event
    Zaun
    Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun Ltd is to host a Made in Britain workshop on Wednesday 19th September at its headquarters in Wolverhampton. Attendees will hear from Zaun about its sales, marketing and export experience, and receive a tour of Zaun's factory. Zaun's Marketing Manager, Steve Roberts, said: "As a company we are very proactive at...
    18 September 2018
  • Zaun: Safeplay helps Zaun break new Norwegian turf
    Safeplay helps Zaun break new Norwegian turf
    Zaun
    Norwegian artificial turf experts have turned to a British steel fencing manufacturer to support their move into installing MUGAs (multi-use games areas). Safeplay of Torvastad in Rogaland county has become Zaun Limited’s reseller in Norway after it won the order to install a MUGA at a new upper secondary school in Bremnes. Bremnes is a small town...
    17 April 2018
  • Rocklyn Engineering: Rocklyn Sports wins SAPCA award for indoor tennis centre
    Rocklyn Sports wins SAPCA award for indoor tennis centre
    Rocklyn Engineering
    Rocklyn Sports beat 17 other finalists to win the 2017 SAPCA Award for Excellence. The company won the award for its work on an elite-performance, indoor tennis centre at Ellesmere College in Shropshire. Working in partnership with fellow SAPCA-member Veldeman Structures, Rocklyn supplied a fabric-framed system covering four tennis courts, built...
    02 March 2018
  • Hunter Construction (Aberdeen): Hunter Construction approved to ISO 9001: 2015
    Hunter Construction approved to ISO 9001: 2015
    Hunter Construction (Aberdeen)
    Lloyds Register has approved Hunter Construction's Management system under the terms set out under United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation. The company is now approved to ISO 9001: 2015 for its Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 for its Environmental Management Systems. These internationally recognised...
    02 March 2018
  • Zaun: Sports pitches take shape at £330m Northampton campus
    Sports pitches take shape at £330m Northampton campus
    Zaun
    A £330m state-of-the-art university is taking shape in Northampton, ready to open in 2018 with a floodlit all-weather pitch and three multi-use games areas for use by the community as well as students. Northamptonshire civil engineering firm Prestige Civil & Sports has begun construction of the sports pitches at Northampton University's Waterside...
    21 November 2017
  • Zaun: Wigan arena could become ‘world class’ under Warriors
    Wigan arena could become ‘world class’ under Warriors
    Zaun
    A state-of-the-art multi-sports pitch in Wigan installed only three years ago could receive further investment and upgrade under plans proposed by the town’s legendary rugby league side. Wigan Warriors have entered negotiations with Wigan Council to look at the feasibility of moving the club’s Central Park operations to Robin Park Arena, in the...
    21 September 2017
  • Proludic Play & Sports Areas: Introducing the new Proludic Sports App
    Introducing the new Proludic Sports App
    Proludic Play & Sports Areas
    Proludic is pleased to announce the launch of its new Sports App (available on both Android and Apple devices) which is compatible with all of their sports and exercise equipment (calisthenics units, exercise and fitness equipment and trim trails). A beta version of the app is available to download now and Proludic wants to hear everyone’s thoughts on it...
    06 September 2017
  • Sovereign Design Play Systems: Tips to get young people active
    Tips to get young people active
    Sovereign Design Play Systems
    Experts recommend that children aged 5-18 years should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day*. At school, there are endless opportunities to help promote increased activity for children. Sovereign Play Equipment's sports science specialist shares his top tips: Promote group exercise Encourage children to take part in group exercise...
    21 August 2017
  • ACO Water Management: New ACO Freestyle grating design solutions
    New ACO Freestyle grating design solutions
    ACO Water Management
    ACO Water Management showcased its latest range of aesthetic drainage solutions for the built environment at the Surface Design Show in February 2017. This included the launch of ACO Freestyle. ACO Freestyle is a unique customer-led grating design solution, which gives Architects and commercial property owners the freedom to create fully-bespoke...
    15 February 2017
  • Zaun: Colchester autism school unveils new MUGA
    Colchester autism school unveils new MUGA
    Zaun
    Zaun has worked on a new multi-sports pitch for children with autism. The MUGA at Doucecroft School in Colchester was opened after supporters raised the £60,000 target to install the pitch. Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, aged 3-19 years. Doucecroft has...
    10 February 2017
  • Heras UK: New fleet for Heras
    New fleet for Heras
    Heras UK
    Heras has upgraded their fleet to be able to better meet their customers’ demands. “We’re a large part of the customer facing portion of the business and we know operations are key to winning and keeping customers,” explains Heras’ UK Operations Manager Adrian Day. “Our parent company, Heras, manufacture the fences, and we hire them out, or sell...
    25 November 2016
  • Zaun: Essex council serves up tennis drive
    Essex council serves up tennis drive
    Zaun
    An Essex council is looking to piggy back on Olympic tennis fever on the back of Andy Murray's Olympic gold medal defence in Rio and Johanna Konta's inexorable rise up the world rankings. Waltham Forest Council is seeking to get more people playing tennis after opening new 'state-of-the-art' courts in Ridgeway Park in Chingford. The park now...
    22 August 2016
  • Zaun: New pitch for childhood football home for England heroes
    New pitch for childhood football home for England heroes
    Zaun
    England and Spurs striker Harry Kane has returned to his roots to open a new pitch for local teams built with funds from the Premier League. Last season's Golden Boot winner went to the Peter May Sports Centre in Walthamstow, east London, named after the legendary England cricketer, to open the new £578,000 floodlit 3G artificial grass pitch. Kane...
    13 June 2016