Sector Education
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Site survey
Planning advice
Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project management
Installation
Year completed 2012
Project location North West England
Contract value (£) 50,000
Client Green End Primary School
Consultant Massey & Harris Engineering Ltd
Contractor Massey & Harris Engineering Ltd
Products used play structures, 1.5x0.6m game board tops, and staging; wet pour surfacing, artificial grass
 
 

Challenge

Green End School in Burnage, Manchester, originally the first new school building to be delivered via Manchester City Council's Framework One programme, undertook a project to refurbish their infant and junior playgrounds.

The initial requirement was for play structures that would be unique to the school, and. Massey & Harris was asked to come up with new designs based on ideas presented by the school.

On top of what was a tight budget for an essentially bespoke build, the project had to be completed during the summer holidays to minimise disruption.

Solution

Using ideas based on equipment that the school had seen elsewhere, Massey & Harris developed imaginative and safe play structures that would require only minimal maintenance, but were robust enough to be vandal resistant.

Concept drawings were completed and presented to the school along with supply and installation costs.

Once agreed Massey & Harris produced and installed the timber fort play structures. The towers measured 1.2m square with a 2.0m net bridge between them.

New game board tops were installed for existing picnic tables.

Two stages were manufactured and installed. One stage was supplied with two-tier seating, while existing benches were relocated in front of a second stage.

Wet pour safety surfacing was installed around the play structures and artificial grass was installed under existing pergolas and picnic tables.

Outcome

As Massey & Harris is a local supplier and installer they were able to keep transportation costs to a minimum, providing good value for a bespoke and high quality product from a local company.


Challenge

Green End School in Burnage, Manchester, originally the first new school building to be delivered via Manchester City Council's Framework One programme, undertook a project to refurbish their infant and junior playgrounds.

The initial requirement was for play structures that would be unique to the school, and. Massey & Harris was asked to come up with new designs based on ideas presented by the school.

On top of what was a tight budget for an essentially bespoke build, the project had to be completed during the summer holidays to minimise disruption.

Solution

Using ideas based on equipment that the school had seen elsewhere, Massey & Harris developed imaginative and safe play structures that would require only minimal maintenance, but were robust enough to be vandal resistant.

Concept drawings were completed and presented to the school along with supply and installation costs.

Once agreed Massey & Harris produced and installed the timber fort play structures. The towers measured 1.2m square with a 2.0m net bridge between them.

New game board tops were installed for existing picnic tables.

Two stages were manufactured and installed. One stage was supplied with two-tier seating, while existing benches were relocated in front of a second stage.

Wet pour safety surfacing was installed around the play structures and artificial grass was installed under existing pergolas and picnic tables.

Outcome

As Massey & Harris is a local supplier and installer they were able to keep transportation costs to a minimum, providing good value for a bespoke and high quality product from a local company.


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