Project Description

Olympic Park, London

Have you heard of a little place called the Olympic Park? It is located next to the Olympic Stadium and was part of the initiative to transform East London during the London Olmypics. One of our twelve installation teams recently got the chance to visit the iconic area, as we were asked by The Great Outdoor Gym Company to install the wet pour safety surfacing at the park’s new outdoor gym.

This was no ordinary outdoor gym however, as it is the UK’s first outdoor gym to be made from recycled aerosol cans. The gym was created using 2,500 used aerosol cans, donated by the public as part of a sustainability initiative by Right Guard, The Great Outdoor Gym Company and recycling company Terracycle.

As Right Guard was sponsoring the site our team was challenged to recreate the Right Guard logo, within the wet pour surfacing. The logo incorporated three separate colours, and it was highly important that our teams managed to lay the surfacing with the precise dimensions.

This was in addition to other graphics in green and blue that were designed to aid exercise and encourage free movement as well as the use of other items such as balls and kettlebells.

Wet pour safety surfacing is available in a vast array of colours and can be installed in almost any design you can think of – just take a look at our gallery!

During this project our teams varied the depth of the surfacing in relation to the equipment, making sure all Critical Fall Heights were met and the equipment would be safe for the public to use. Our wet pour safety surfacing is a great choice for projects such as this as it has been lab tested to prove its slip-resistant properties; which is important when you are doing a lot of activities!

Wet pour is a porous surface so can be used all year round and requires minimal maintenance – so the gym can be safe and easy to use whatever the weather!

If you would like to know more about wet pour and what projects it is best suited for, or if you would like a quote for your own project, contact us today!

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*All images in this case study were kindly supplied by The Great Outdoor Gym Company.