Project Description

CASE STUDIES

Epsom and Ewell High School

RUGBY ROAD PARK MUGA, WHITING LANDSCAPES

We were thrilled to work in partnership with
landscaping giant, Whiting Landscapes on their latest
redesign of Rugby Road Park in Hinckley.

We were approached by Whiting Landscape to help
them bring an element of sport and exercise into their
project by designing, manufacturing and installing an
exciting multi use games area.

Our work included the excavation of grass to create a
new tarmac pad to accommodate the MUGA and make
it suitable for two sports, football and basketball.

We designed a 20m x 12m MUGA using our Heavy
Duty Sports Fencing creating a beautiful arched fence
line along the goal end, reaching the height of 4m.
The arch slopes down into curved corners to continue
the flow of the shape and to help keep the ball in play
when bounced against the curved wall.

The length of the MUGA has a 1m high fence
height with two chicane entrances, making it easily
accessible and provides numerous escape routes. To
ensure the MUGA suited its surroundings, we powdercoated the steel in green so it blended in with the
landscape.

The MUGA also features two heavy duty open curved
back goals which provide additional access points,
along with basketball hoops and backboards. The
goals are made using the same fence panels as the
rest of the MUGA, making them ideal for to high usage.
Our Heavy Duty Fencing range is an extremely heavy
duty system and provides superior resistance to vandalism and abuse, making it ideal for a public area.

The steel is hot-dipped galvanised to prevent rust and
is powder-coated to prolong the paintwork. The fencing
carries a 25 year guarantee.
During a recent test, our heavy duty system was
proven to be 50 per cent quieter than the industry
standard twin wire system when hit by a ball at high
speed.

As part of the design we also use circular posts which
are more durable and atheistically pleasing compared
to the usual box section posts used with other
systems.

Whiting Landscape offers a full range of services to
cover every aspect of landscape construction and
maintenance. Chris Ogden from Whiting Landscapes
said: “Lightmain provided a thoroughly professional
and high quality service from start to finish. We chose
Lightmain, as the MUGA had to be delivered for a
specific budget to a tight programme.

“They worked with us closely during the procurement
stage, keeping us informed of lead in periods and
intended programme. “

When on site, the MUGA was installed on time and to
a high standard. We would certainly use Lightmain on
future schemes.”

The project ran smoothly from start to finish. We
project managed the entire process from design,
site visits, customer meetings, manufacture and
installation. It was produced to an extremely high
standard in less than three weeks.