20 August 2015
In the last year, RTC Safety Surfaces Limited has completed over a quarter of Primary Spaces projects. With 600 schools throughout England successful in receiving the Sport England grant, RTC has installed over 150 of these Primary Spaces surfaces since August 2014. This equates in excess of a whopping 28,000m² of wet pour safety surfacing that the Burnley business has successfully installed throughout the entire country, in addition to their regular work.
Primary Spaces is a program developed by Sport England who have invested £18 million of National Lottery funding into improving primary school’s physical education. The fund was spent on primary schools throughout England who had little or no outside space. The schools who applied for and won part of the grant could choose from a range of packages to enhance their sporting facilities by providing multi-sport areas.
The various design options all contained activity surfacing that RTC Safety Surfaces had the specialist skills to install. This activity surfacing embraced vivid designs with floor markings to create the sport areas. RTC had to hand lay the wet pour surfacing and hand cut any shapes and graphics to transform the schools’ outdoor area.
However, as the work was tendered out to specialist companies from to groundwork contractors to playground equipment companies, RTC had to use their invaluable experience and industry knowledge, collated over the last 20 years, to secure the business. So far, RTC Safety Surfaces has been trusted by ten companies for the Primary Spaces projects, gaining six new customers who choose RTC based on their unique expertise of wet pour graphics.