Multi-Use Games Areas

  • Client:

    City of Edinburgh Council

    Site:

    Woodlands Special School

    Date Completed:

    October 2014

    Contract Description:

    In June 2014, Ecosse Sports were chosen as main contractor to construct a new 24m x 14m MUGA at Woodlands special school in Currie, Edinburgh. The general scope of works included excavation, cable ducting/column sleeves for future floodlight installation, stone base, perimeter kerbs, two layers of open textured porous macadam, prefabricated shockpad and a finished surface of sand-filled synthetic grass. The area was encompassed with a 3m high weldmesh fencing system, with recessed goals and basketball backboard/hoop. Ecosse Sports also worked with the client to design and construct a concrete ramp along with handrail provision from the playground to the MUGA to allow for easier access for pupils when using the facility. Furthermore, as the MUGA was to be built upon an existing greenfield area that had historical drainage problems further work was required outside the original tender scope to ensure that adequate drainage was installed. This meant that a linear soakaway was installed down two sides of the MUGA. Other works added to the project included the construction of a retaining wall and additional landscaping design. All works were carried out by Ecosse Sports own operatives and completed on time and to budget within the summer holiday period.

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  • Client:

    West Lothian Council

    Site:

    Seven different schools

    Date Completed:

    October 2013

    Contract Description:

    October 2013 saw the completion of a nine month project which saw the construction seven MUGA areas across various primary and special schools for West Lothian Council. Each area measured 24m x 15m with a porous macadam playing surface, finished with acrylic paint coating and markings. The ballcourt fence system comprised of recessed football goals and basketball board/hoops, with 1.2m high sides and 3m high goal ends in powder coated steel construction. Each new MUGA provides a safe environment for children to take part in a number of small-sides activities including mini tennis, football, basketball, mini tennis, netball and street hockey. Ecosse Sports acted as main contractor throughout the project, utilising its own multi-disciplined staff to complete all works necessary. During the course of the project, various additional works were added to the project including pedestrian pathways and additional tarmac surfacing for car parks. These were at the discretion of the client however, as per the entire contract, Ecosse Sports worked with the client project manager to advise and help on any contractual matters relating to the delivery of the overall project.

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  • Client:

    West Lothian Leisure

    Site:

    Bathgate Sports Centre

    Date Completed:

    August 2013

    Contract Description:

    Summer 2013 saw the upgrade of the multi-use games areas within the indoor ‘RUBB’ building at Bathgate Sports Centre, nearly 25 years after it was first built. The indoor structure was formerly used for an array of sporting activities including 5-a-side football, badminton, tennis, basketball, netball and athletics. The wishes of the client were to create a facility that could still offer a multitude of sports to its customers and therefore they opted to go with a Type 4 MUGA specification with the finished surface blue in colour. Once the finished surface was complete, each area was lined to accommodate tennis, badminton, netball and futsal. Supply and installation of new fencing and netting were also as part of the contract, and all delivered by Ecosse Sport’s own skilled operatives. The finished project produced four, first class MUGA areas that make up a fantastic indoor arena which is rarely found across Scotland.

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