Case Study: Multi Use Games Play Area at Horley Infant School

Artificial Grass Multi-Use Games Area

With a history reaching back to 1864, Horley Infants School is a highly valued part of the local community and appreciated for its happy atmosphere and stimulating curriculum, which together promote a desire to question, to investigate, to learn.

In addition to ten modern, well resourced classrooms the school is fortunate to occupy a very spacious site with a large playground and playing field to the rear. It is on the playing field that S&C Slatter was commissioned to a create an artificial grass multi-use games area (MUGA) which would provide a versatile, comfortable and attractive play and informal sports facility for the children.

Of particular importance was that the area should be accessible at all times and have a low maintenance requirement. Previously the natural grass field tended to be either very muddy or very hard with a good deal of the grass itself being eroded away by activity and the weather.

A play wall with integrated goal and basket ball hoop was also specified to complement the 288m2 of free play space surfaced with artificial grass. The surface itself is a special needle punched synthetic material in olive green colour, installed over a graded stone sub-base.


Artificial grass multi-use games area 288m2

Needle punched artificial grass in colour olive green

Integrated play wall with goal and basketball hoop

Full installation works including excavation, construction of a stone foundation, supply lay and fix of the artificial grass, supply and installation of the play wall

On-site management of surplus excavated material including the creation of a bund

Tidying and clearance of all working areas

Grass area before construction
Completed multi-use games play area

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