Schools are at the heart of a community and perform an important role in educating, inspiring and developing the next generation. School surfacing is a vital hard landscaping element in creating an environment for learning. This infrastructure covers playgrounds, MUGA’s, car parks, footpaths, driveways and delivery zones. Everything related to the daily running of a school relies on its surfacing.
Because the building and its facilities are often used outside the regular school day for after school clubs, sporting activities, recreational activities and adult learning. Having a highly durable material for school surfacing is essential. Both NatraTex Cotswold and NatraTex Colour are:
- Capable of withstanding heavy footfall and traffic
- Offer value for money
- Easy to install
- Easy to maintain
- Available in a big choice of colours and tones
- Used in schools across the UK
NatraTex has worked with architects and contractors in the development and construction of new schools. We have also worked with both public and private schools at primary and secondary levels to regenerate and improve existing school surfaces for the benefit of pupils, staff, and visitors.
School Surfacing Options and Inspiration for Your School
Architects and designers choose NatraTex because of the cost effective school surfacing options it affords them and the range of project solutions it enables them to deliver. Here are just some of the inspirational examples of how NatraTex has been utilised within the education sector:
Marjorie Kinnon School – This new school in Feltham, Middlesex was built especially for students with special educational needs. Near to Heathrow Airport, it was constructed by Farrans, and a bright and vibrant colour palette was specified to create a fun and welcoming environment. This school surfacing was tailored and mixed to be porous and free draining due to the specific topographies of the site, with spectacular results!
Fossebrook School – The subtle use of NatraTex Cotswold and NatraTex Grey complimented the building and site design by Kast Architects and MeiLoci landscape architects. The playground and pathways of the site were demarcated using a deliberately limited colour selection at this primary school in Leicester.
Edgebaston Preparatory School – NatraTex Red provided a durable surface for the driveway leading to this Birmingham school. The area immediately around the white school building makes a bright statement, while the colour also stimulates vigilance as this is also the pick up and drop off point for pupils. Specifically chosen as a complimentary contrast to the green of the playground area, this is a great example of coloured surfacing being put to practical and decorative uses.
Hammersmith, London – This grade 2 listed building needed a sympathetic and suitable type of surfacing for the hard landscaping of the school gardens. A place where students can relax and take time out in an area specifically designed for reflection, NatraTex Cotswold provided the perfect solution. Stylish warm honey tones of the Cotswold stone aggregate combine perfectly with the architecture, the seating and the planting at this girl’s school in Hammersmith.
Contact NatraTex for School Surfacing Solutions
Every school is different and will have different requirements depending upon the needs of the school community. NatraTex school surfacing a high quality solution however it is applied. It delivers on style, durability and aesthetics which makes it a popular choice for architects and landscapers working within the education sector.
Discover more about this innovative colourful surface course by booking a cpd presentation, requesting a sample, view our FAQ’s or by contacting us with any queries.