Total Protection were approached by H & R Stroods Contracts Ltd to assist with surfacing works inside the 9.6 million St Aubyn Centre based in Colchester, Essex.
The centre is a child and adolescent mental health facility which was officially opened in 2012 by Former British OBE Olympian Rebecca Adlington, whose sister suffers from Encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain which causes behavioural and personality changes).
Although the centre boasts a modern and welcoming atmosphere, the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust wanted to add a splash of colour to one of the communal outdoor spaces of which was showing signs of a need to revamp.
As such, Rubber Safety Surfacing was the selected material to use along with the vibrant colour choices of purple and turquoise.
Other primary reasons for this particular system being chosen was due to the high impact absorbing aspect to aid with the safety of the students and patients, the elimination of any loose aggregates and minimal maintenance. The product is available in a vast amount of different colours and is highly flexible and can be shaped into all different shapes, sizes and designs and is free from seams and joints.
Due to the location of the area, material had to be transferred directly through the centre to the courtyard area, which meant that our operatives had to work within set time-frames and therefore operate efficiently and as quietly as possible in order to cause minimum disruption to the day-to-day running of the centre.
All parties involved were delighted with the finished result.