Bournemouth has eight children's centres providing a range of services and support for children, from birth to primary school age, and their families.
The YMCA manages two Sure Start children's centres, one of which is Pokesdown from which Teddy's pre-school and crèche now runs. The design for the external play area of the new crèche included a pond feature and a collection of cartoon-like, underwater creatures in vivid primary colours.
Architects’ Terence O’Rourke initially thought that mosaic tiles were the only way to achieve the accuracy such a complex design required.
The landscape contractor, P W Reynolds contacted SureSet to discuss a paving solution that fully met the architect’s requirements; accurately recreating the design and vibrant colours, as well as providing a low maintenance, highly durable and permeable surface.