Perfect Playground Paving with SureSet

Category: Project, Sureset Blog

Posted 9th June 2014 by Jim Newton


During Easter half term I went to see our installation team: Dan, Darren, Robson and Stuart laying SureSet permeable resin bound paving at Downsbrook Middle School in Worthing.

As part of a significant expansion programme, through funding from West Sussex County Council, this newly formed playground was ideally situated to lay a simplified version of the school’s windmill logo.

Using three different colours of recycled glass (lemon yellow, yellow green and mint green) from our Spectrum® range, the team created a cheerful looking feature playground that will inspire the children in both their learning and their play. The colour and design of the playground perfectly reflects the modern, vibrant decor inside.

The SureSet installers were as tidy as ever and completed the project in two days. This was despite the challenge of working in unusually high UV levels for the time of year which caused the resin to cure quicker than expected.

Like a lot of people, we were intrigued about the use of a windmill as a logo. With a bit of research we discovered that when Downsbrook Middle School opened, in April 1910, a windmill stood at the end of Dominion Road (then called Ham Road). There was a period of time when the logo wasn’t used, but it was reinstated in the late 1980’s and now once again the windmill stands proudly throughout the school. And I must say it is looking especially good in the playground!

Using our recycled glass met Downsbrooks impressive environmentally friendly credentials. The school has its own “Green Family” and for the last six months have been using solar cells to convert solar energy into electricity as well as maintaining a flourishing “Wild area” with vegetables and plants chosen to encourage wildlife.

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