“We are really happy with the new outdoor area. It has already become a fantastic asset for our school.” Dave Shadbolt, Principal, Gladstone Primary School.
TigerTurf recently constructed an all-weather,
outdoor education area for Gladstone Primary
School. An increasing school role means this
facility will be used every day of the year.
In modern school grounds, every bit of space is precious. The removal of some redundant classrooms by the Ministry of Education freed up space that was earmarked to become an
outdoor education area.
TigerTurf was appointed to effect the transformation from the mess left after the classrooms had gone, to the light, airy outdoor play area the school is so proud of. The construction team used stringent safety measures while working in the school grounds.
The old asphalt base was removed so the roof could be built. Then the TigerTurf team constructed the new base, and finally, the Trophy turf was installed. The roof keeps the turf in play even during heavy rain, and with the addition of lights, the ports turf can be used well into the evening.
Access was down a steep ramp at the school’s main entry point, which restricted the hours in which materials and vehicles could be brought onto the site. This was a staged project that had to be tightly managed, yet was completed on time to a high standard that exceeded everyone’s expectations.
The community football and netball clubs will make good use of the 900m² turf, which is also going to be used for touch rugby practice.