Colourful Porous Transformation for a School in Feltham
In March 2018 Marjory Kinnon School opened the doors to their brand new, purpose built, £30 million school. The new building offers state of the art facilities to all pupils and has enabled them to become a three form entry school for children aged four to 16 (Early Years to Key Stage 4). With pupil numbers expected to rise steadily over the next few years they will be one of the largest special educational needs & disability SEND schools in the country, with a max capacity of 288 pupils.
The outside space needed to have many communal coloured playgrounds to cater between Early Years, Primary and Secondary school children.
Significant programme savings were made by using NatraTex compared to other hard landscaping alternatives.
NatraTex covered a 3000m² space which has provided the school with an immersive, interactive play area. NatraTex provided the majority of coloured asphalt for the multi-use games area (MUGA) surfaces. These colours were: NatraTex Colour Blue & Green as well as NatraTex Cotswold, all were tailored to be porous.
Being porous the area is free-draining, providing maintenance staff with a durable and colourful hard landscaped area for many years to come. Surface water will not remain on the ground permitting students to have a safe environment to gather.
Early Years have their own dedicated, specially designed play space. The Primary area includes a sensory garden, cycle track, football pitch and an active area with swings, sunken trampolines and a climbing frame. The Secondary outside space has a more mature feel with outdoor gym equipment, pop up table tennis, a 4G football pitch, a reflections garden for quieter lunchtimes and ab Eco Garden. The schools previous building will be transformed into further playing fields for the children.
NatraTex offers an array of colours and specifications to suit any project, be it park footpaths or a bus lane.