Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Project location North West England
Client Playdale
 
 

Challenge

Playdale invited RTC Safety Surfaces to help upgrade Millom Park by installing new wet pour surfacing.

They noted that “Using bright and colourful wet pour safety surfacing can really enhance and ‘bring to life’ a themed playground so we knew this would be an essential element of the design.”

Design themes

The wet pour was designed to reflect the town’s rich heritage. As such, it included sea-themed graphics to represent the fact Millom is situated on the north shore of the estuary River Dodden.

In a separate part of the play area, RTC also installed mining-themed graphics to reflect the town's mining history.

All of RTC's on-site teams are trained in-house, meaning that any bespoke design can be installed within the wet pour surfacing.

Installation

The play area was covered fully with wet pour safety surfacing and spanned a total of 1,390m², which took 12 days on-site to complete.

During this time, RTC's Commercial Director ,Daniel Jones met with members of the Playdale team on-site to oversee the progress being made.

As the install covered a large area, the install team had to factor in the elevated areas that were part of the natural hill on which the play area sat.

The team was careful to ensure that the different depths of rubber used to meet the Critical Fall Heights and the elevated areas were smooth and easy for visitors to traverse.

Wet pour is a perfect surface for this type of play area, as the company's safety surfaces have been tested for slip resistance to ensure the safety of children as they explore the different elements.

Outcome

After the install was completed Playdale reviewed RTC's work and stated: “As always, they did a fantastic job and the surfacing alone will really capture the imaginations of visitors to the playground.”

The park’s upgrade also received lots of positive coverage in the local news.

The children had a great time at the grand opening, even dubbing it ‘the best park ever!’.


Challenge

Playdale invited RTC Safety Surfaces to help upgrade Millom Park by installing new wet pour surfacing.

They noted that “Using bright and colourful wet pour safety surfacing can really enhance and ‘bring to life’ a themed playground so we knew this would be an essential element of the design.”

Design themes

The wet pour was designed to reflect the town’s rich heritage. As such, it included sea-themed graphics to represent the fact Millom is situated on the north shore of the estuary River Dodden.

In a separate part of the play area, RTC also installed mining-themed graphics to reflect the town's mining history.

All of RTC's on-site teams are trained in-house, meaning that any bespoke design can be installed within the wet pour surfacing.

Installation

The play area was covered fully with wet pour safety surfacing and spanned a total of 1,390m², which took 12 days on-site to complete.

During this time, RTC's Commercial Director ,Daniel Jones met with members of the Playdale team on-site to oversee the progress being made.

As the install covered a large area, the install team had to factor in the elevated areas that were part of the natural hill on which the play area sat.

The team was careful to ensure that the different depths of rubber used to meet the Critical Fall Heights and the elevated areas were smooth and easy for visitors to traverse.

Wet pour is a perfect surface for this type of play area, as the company's safety surfaces have been tested for slip resistance to ensure the safety of children as they explore the different elements.

Outcome

After the install was completed Playdale reviewed RTC's work and stated: “As always, they did a fantastic job and the surfacing alone will really capture the imaginations of visitors to the playground.”

The park’s upgrade also received lots of positive coverage in the local news.

The children had a great time at the grand opening, even dubbing it ‘the best park ever!’.


 
 
 
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