Primary Spaces was a program developed by Sport England. They invested £18 million of National Lottery funding into improving primary schools’ physical education. The fund was spent on primary schools who had little or no outside space. Schools who applied and won part of the grant could choose from a range of packages to enhance their sporting facilities by providing multi-sport areas.
What We Did
The various design options within the range of packages all contained activity surfacing that our parent company, RTC Safety Surfaces had the specialist skills to install. This activity surfacing embraced vivid designs with floor markings to create the sport areas. RTC had to hand lay the wet pour surfacing and hand cut any shapes and graphics to transform the schools’ outdoor area.
With 600 schools throughout England successful in receiving the Sport England grant, our parent company has installed over 150 of these Primary Spaces surfaces. This equates in excess of a whopping 28,000m² of wet pour safety surfacing installed throughout the country. From the Scottish borders in Northumberland to London and even crossing the Solent to the Isle of Wight, we have worked across England.
However, as the work was tendered out to specialist companies including groundwork contractors and playground equipment companies, RTC had to use their invaluable experience and industry knowledge, collated over the last 20 years, to secure the business. So far, RTC Safety Surfaces have been trusted by ten companies for the Primary Spaces projects. They’ve gained six new customers who choose RTC based on their unique expertise of wet pour graphics.
Not only does this fantastic result suggest that we are trustworthy and skilled in safety surfacing, it also goes to show how experienced we are with working in schools across the UK. The whole team here at Billy Bounce/RTC Safety Surfaces have enjoyed seeing 100’s of school play areas transformed to help the next generation!
If you too would like a surface similar to the Primary Spaces designs, contact our team who will be happy to guide you through the process.