It seems only right to start this quarterly review, by telling you about our celebrity visitor!

We installed wet pour safety surfacing at Brierfield’s new Leisure Box attraction, a facility that aims to encourage sports and activity in the local community. The project saw our team install over 200m² of surfacing inside a recently renovated cotton mill. Whilst we normally work in outdoor spaces, our Operations team knew exactly what to do to ensure the project ran smoothly and efficiently.

The centre was then officially opened by then Prime Minister Theresa May along with local school children, who took a tour of our wet pour install.

We also worked on another site that was fairly close to our head office, this time at Heaton Park, Manchester. We installed resin bound rubber mulch only days after a concert by The Courtineers that was enjoyed by 50,000 fans.

As so many people were due to visit the park just before our install there was always going to be a slight risk of things not going to plan. As such our Operations team and account managers made sure they were in close contact with the customer throughout the install, resulting in a great safety surface that covered almost 600m².

Further afield, our teams spent a few weeks in London, working on behalf of Play Innovation. Our teams installed over 3,200m² of wet pour safety surfacing across 15 separate play areas. As many play areas face the threat of closure due to a lack of funding, it is heart-warming to think this project meant so many individual playgrounds will be safe for children to use and enjoy.

Another project that included multiple sites, was an install we carried out on behalf of Proludic. Traveling to Scotland, our team installed over 420m² across both sites, including resin bound rubber mulch and bespoke wet pour graphics.

All of our graphics are hand drawn and installed by our team leaders, and these sites were no different! Following a design provided by Proludic, our install team created fitness-themed graphics that included phrases such as ‘cardio’ and ‘stretch’ to help the local community get active.

As outdoor gyms grow in popularity, safety surfacing such as resin bound rubber mulch and wet pour is proving to be extremely popular as it is non-slip and porous, so the area can be used all year round.

One of our other install teams also carried out work ‘up north’, this time on behalf of Kompan Scotland. The project spanned almost 1,000m² of wet pour and Enviro-Pave. Local school children were consulted during the planning stages and Kompan Scotland designed a playground with specific ‘zoned areas’ to cater for visitors of all ages.

The design itself featured a land and sea theme, complete with fish and shark graphics. Our team spent a total of twelve days on site, finishing in time for the local families to enjoy a full weekend enjoying the new facilities.

Further south in Shropshire, one of teams helped create a new play area at RAF Shawbury. Our team installed over 220m² of wet pour featuring graphics such as a parachute, flying goggles and the RAF Benevolent Fund’s logo.

Due to the site’s link to the RAF, our Operations team worked closely with Proludic to ensure that all standards and protocols were met and the install was completed in line with the agreed schedule.

The areas surrounding RAF Shawbury are rumoured to be UFO hotspots, but thankfully the install was completed with no encounters of the third kind.

Whilst we haven’t seen any aliens lately, one of our install teams has traveled to a site far, far away. They headed to Arlon in Belgium to install over 200m² of wet pour for an indoor climbing wall. It was during this install that much of Europe experienced the first heatwave of the year, and Belgium was no exception.

We are the only safety surfacing company in the UK to regularly carry out work abroad, so over our 25-year history our teams have been trained to complete high quality installs in a range of conditions – from the heat of Equatorial Guinea to the cold winters of Scandinavia.

It has certainly been a busy second quarter for us and as we head into the third quarter and the popular summer break period it shows no sign of slowing down.