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Colchester Academy

Colchester Academy required a new surface that would be suitable for both all- weather use and for a variety of sports.

Exclusive to Playrite, this surface was an excellent choice for Colchester Academy.

The Challenge
Colchester Academy, formerly known as St Charles Lucas Arts College, is home to 648 pupils living in Colchester and the surrounding areas. Specialising in English and Health Sciences, the secondary school was in need of some sporting upgrades – this involved their current macadam multi-use game areas.

During the Spring of 2018 Playrite were contacted by Nick Dew, the director of Sports Surface maintenance Ltd. Already having ongoing business association with the academy, they had proposed a resurfacing of their 2-exisiting macadam MUGA’s. They required a new surface that would be suitable for both all- weather use and for a variety of sports.

During consultations with both the client and Sports Surface Maintenance Ltd, Playrite’s Matchplay 2 Needlepunch was under much discussion. With it being both ITF tennis certified and AENA netball approved was also key to the final decision. After a period of months, Colchester Academy had decided that this surface was the one.

The Result
The installation begun in September 2018 by Sports Surface Maintenance and Bradley Surface Systems.

This surface in particular is ideal for new installations and also presents a very economical method of upgrading existing hard and macadam courts to a synthetic surface – with minimal groundwork and basework preparation involved.

With their new 3000 square metre MUGA surface, Colchester Academy have been extremely impressed with the product in terms of high-multi sports performance, durability and low maintenance. Lines were also inlaid for tennis, football and netball to make it even easier for multi-use.

The project was completed in time for the new term and can now be enjoyed by the 600+ pupils at the school.

Exclusive to Playrite, this surface was an excellent choice for Colchester Academy.

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