Case Studies

Willow Sports CentreMatchplay 2 takes over Willow Sports Centre

Willows Indoor Sports Centre in Derby has recently undergone refurbishment of its facilities, making this the place to be in Derby for fun, fitness and the best facilities for sport… Read more

062A multi-use pitch for Thornbury Primary

Thornbury Primary School based on the outskirts of Bradford has a rich and diverse group of children, who between them speak 26 languages and come from all over the world. This super group of children are now able to enjoy playing sports on their brand new multi-use games pitch… Read more

Stepney Green SchoolBrand new sporting areas for Stepney Green College

Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science College in London has recently been lucky enough to receive a multi milllion pound investment via the Building Schools for the Future programme… Read more

Margate tennis clubInspiring the next generation at Margate Lawn Tennis Club

Building on the Inspired Facilities Olympic legacy funding investment in Margate Lawn Tennis Club last year by Sport England, the club have now further invested in the conversion of two of its courts… Read more

Nunns Corner CampusA well educated choice for sports surfacing

The Grimsby Institute Group (GIG) is one of England’s largest providers of further and higher education. The groups Nuns Corner Campus is home to the £20million University Centre… Read more

Mary Hill School 1A multi-sport pitch for Mary Hill School

Mary Hill School in Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, has recently been the recipient of a brand new multi-sport pitch. The school has been in desperate need for somewhere for the children to play… Read more

Mount Carmel 2Mount Carmel School enjoys a new multi-use games area

Mount Carmel Catholic College for girls, a lead health and well-being school for Islington, has recently become the proud owner of a brand new striking blue, Playrite multi-use games pitch… Read more

Clayton hall 2An all weather pitch for all sports.

Clayton Hall Business College, stands on the site of the former home of the Lovatt family, local landowners. In 1947 it began to be used as an educational establishment with Clayton Hall Grammer School for girls… Read more

Bridgetown Primary Tournament 2A multi-functional pitch for Cannock Primary.

Bridgtown Primary School, Cannock is a mixed school for children from nursery age up to 11years old. The school had only a small area for any outdoor play facilities, and were looking for a solution where different sports could be played upon it… Read more

TourSupporting Le tour Yorkshire in style.

This July we see the opening ceremony of the Tour de France when Yorkshire play host to Le Grand depart, over the weekend of the 5th and 6th July 2014… Read more

St MichaelsA truly multi-use pitch for St Michaels College.

St Michaels Catholic College in London, wanted to transform their macadam multi-use games area into a fit for purpose, all weather, state-of-the-art synthetic pitch… Read more

Canary WharfPlayrite at the Lucozade Conditions Zone.

One of Playrite’s 3G surfaces has recently become part of the World Cup furore sweeping England after it was installed in the Lucozade Sport conditions zone at Canary Wharf… Read more

All Ireland hockey champions choose a Playrite surface.

Lurgan College in Northern Ireland has a history of outstanding achievement in sport, notably hockey, with their senior girls’ side recently retaining the Kate Russell, All Ireland Hockey Championship… Read more

Hendry ParkTransforming communities, one pitch at a time.

Cyngor Cymyned Llanelli Community council has recently welcomed the Hendry Park multi-use games area as a great asset to their community. Installed using Playrite’s Matchplay 2… Read more

Dogs Trust Essex Playrite helping to create a haven for homeless dogs.

Dogs Trust, formerly the National Canine Defence league, was founded in 1891 and is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Each year the trust cares for around 16,000 dogs… Read More

Pitch perfect perimeters at Carnegie Stadium.Headingley Pitch surround

Headingley Carnegie stadium, home of Yorkshire County Cricket club, Leeds Rhino’s RLFC and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union team has recently undergone a radical grounds makeover…Read More

Matchwinner for the people of Kirklees

Playrite were recently involved in the new pitch at Hyrstmount School in Batley, West Yorkshire on behalf of Kirklees council. The job involved the uplift of their old worn out surface and the re-lay of a brand new all-weather pitch… Read more

LUFC install Playrite surface at training ground.

Leading UK sports surface manufacturer Playrite have just had their Conqueror 60 3G surface installed at Leeds United’s training headquarters, Thorp Arch, Wetherby. The club can now boast that they have a state of the art training pitch that can be used in all weathers… Read more

St-Benedicts-school-pitch_450x338St Benedicts School welcome All England Netball Surface from Playrite.

There has been a recent, welcome new addition to St Benedict’s School in Bury St Edmunds, as their new sports pitches have come to fruition. This outstanding school boasts 6 acres of playing fields, which includes a block of 4 multi-sport courts. Read more

Vauxhall-Rec-CentrePlayrite courts a continued success.

Vauxhall Recreation Centre in Luton, Bedford offers a wide range of sports including football, hockey and tennis all of which benefit from the great facilities and the opportunities that the centre offers to its members. The centre is also home to Bedford tennis development academy which prides itself on being an accessible tennis venue for players of all ages and abilities. Read more

World-of-Golf_400x300Playrite score a hole in one.

Playrite, the advanced sports surface manufacturer, have transformed a 20,000sqm driving range which had been in place for nearly 30 years, into one of the finest Golf practise facilities in the UK. World of Golf driving range at New Malden, Surrey had fallen into a state of disrepair and required bringing back to life to be able to offer the golfing fraternity of New Malden a great practice facility. Read more

Sutherland-Memorial-Park_300x225Playrite pitches in at Sutherland Memorial Park.

Sutherland memorial park in Burpham Guildford have recently upgraded their sports pitches with Playrite products, after their previous courts, built in the 1980’s, had literally come to the end of their life span. The Park is a prized and highly used resource to the people of Burpham with nearly 40 local teams using the pitches every week. Read more

County-Upper-School-Pitch_450x338Playrite 3G surface installed at County Upper School

We are very lucky to work with some fantastic people and on some brilliant jobs. So it was a great honour for us to have one of our surfaces installed at County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds. The school not only has a great community spirit and outstanding Ofsted report but it also holds the new ‘Sport quality mark with distinction’. The sport quality mark celebrates success in the strength and quality of physical education and sport within a school. So for a school that prides itself on its great sporting prowess there was only one natural… Read more

North-london-padel-Club-court_300x225Playrite bring innovation to the game of Padel

Just over 2 years ago there were barely 300 registered Padel players in the UK, since then the numbers have increased dramatically as the sport that is so popular overseas has seen its popularity increase here in the UK. Padel, a cross between squash and tennis, is played as a doubles game in an  enclosed court like squash but with a net like tennis. Playrite recently helped to bring 3 new courts to the UK for North London Padel Club, based at Bushey Grove Leisure centre, Herts. Read more

Beaconsfield-TC-Winner-CU_351x263Two tone courts a Winner from Playrite

From its beginnings over 50 years ago, the Beaconsfield Tennis Centre, Buckinghamshire has been training and coaching players to county, national and international standards. The Centre continues to grow from strength to strength and boasts a large number of players and coaches performing to the highest standards. Read more

Mount-Cricket-Club-new-Playrite-wicket._350x466Playrite supporting community cricket

Mount Cricket Club in West Yorkshire have a great tradition for community cricket and a longstanding association around the area. With a lack of resources affecting the club and to help them create a higher standard of play and better utilisation of their facilities, they applied to Kirklees council   for an artificial cricket wicket to be installed at their ground. Read more

Rooftop_5_392x331How Playrite transformed a London rooftop garden.

It’s not often that you expect to see green space in the middle of the city, but that all changed when The Building Centre in Central London transformed their roof space into a green and pleasant area courtesy of Playrite’s Nearlygrass. Read more

Berkhamstead-Matchclay-court-2013_600x450First Matchclay tennis court in the UK

Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club aims to provide its members with the very best in playing facilities and have developed a partnership with Playrite to help them achieve that. Read more

Monkey-play-barn-at-Yorkshire-Wildlife-park_248x330Playrite surfaces go wild at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Award winning visitor attraction Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster South Yorkshire, has gone from strength to strength since its opening in April 2009. Read more

pr_ice_2012-09-05__7_-u-k_512x384New Multi Use Games Area at Football club near Prague

100km outside of Prague is the small town of Prčice whose local football club forms the central hub of the community. With an existing full sized natural grass pitch, training and tennis facilities the club recently received European Aid funding. The money received allowed the club to establish proper drainage, install floodlighting and new pathways, create a play area, as well as installing a new Playrite floodlit multi-use games area. Read more

tc_petriny_-_winter_2012__4__500x335First tennis club in the Czech Republic to benefit from Matchplay 2

Replicating the enormous success that Matchplay 2 has already seen across Europe, Playrite are pleased to discover that the Czech Republic also understands the benefits a needlepunch tennis surface can provide. Read more

00315859_20-_20435x520_300x359New 3G Synthetic Football Pitch for Staffordshire

A new synthetic floodlit pitch worth more than a quarter of a million pounds has put Bishop Lonsdale Primary School at the heart of the community. The new 3G football pitch which was installed in April 2012 was part of plans by Staffordshire County Council to invest nearly £1million in the school.Read more

p1030241_425x319Tennis Courts and MUGA for Community High School

Last year Kirkley Community High School in Lowestoft decided they needed to develop and improve their sports facilities. They approached Playrite as they were looking to add some new tennis courts as well as a multi use games area that could be used for a wider variety of sports. Read more

heckmondwike_grammar_school_1_445x334 (1)Artificial Hockey Surface still looking great 6 years on

Back in 2006 Playrite were approached by Heckmondwike Grammar School, who were looking for a synthetic surface that could be used in all weather conditions. Their main requirement was hockey, but as the available space was limited the pitch also needed to facilitate netball, tennis and football training. They also needed a low maintenance surface with low sand content, which would offer high quality and performance. Read more

3g_artificial_football_grass_722x481Artificial Grass for Football Pitch at Joint Service Signals Unit in Cyprus

Well established company Monkhouse Surfaces (F.R.Monkhouse Ltd) were approached directly back in 2011 by the Joint Service Signals Unit in Cyprus in regards to creating a multi use games area in Cyprus. The Greenfield site at the base needed re-developing with a 3G surface suitable for football and also rugby. Monkhouse Surfaces has worked closely with Playrite on various projects over the last few years and immediately thought of their Conqueror range of tufted artificial grass for football, hockey and rugby that is filled with sand and… Read more

guiseley_fc__4__404x539New 3G Playing Surface for Guiseley Football Club

Back at the end of 2011, Guiseley Football Club in Leeds had their 1,600m² synthetic pitch updated by Bancroft Amenities with Playrite’s Conqueror 50 surface. The previous synthetic pitch needed to be replaced after just a few years as it couldn’t withstand the activity from the high volume of users at Guiseley club. Read more

york_house_school_graham_taylor_playing_football_333x187New Multi Use Games Area is “Fantastic”

York House School in Hertfordshire is set in magnificent surroundings with plenty of open space and superb facilities, both academically and on the sporting front. They believe every child possesses many talents and with a long tradition of academic excellence and a broad-based curriculum, York House pride themselves on giving children an education that will pave the way to a successful future. Read more

perrot_hill_artificial_turf_hockey_pitch_335x447Dedicated Synthetic Hockey Surface for Somerset School

During the summer of 2011, Perrott Hill in Somerset decided that they required a new hockey surface at their thriving country Preparatory School. Situated in beautiful grounds with extremely dedicated staff, Perrott Hill ensures that the highest standards of academic and pastoral care are provided for each and every pupil. They pride themselves on the fact that child is given the opportunity to develop and thrive as an individual and offer a wide range of facilities. Read more

imag0470_600x359Custom designed multi-use games area for school

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Battersea wanted to improve facilities and offer their pupils a greater variety when it came to sports, as the concrete courts installed were limited to netball. Speaking with Playrite and ETC Sports Surfaces the school selected Playrite’s Matchplay 2 in sporting green and red to be installed, with lines inlaid for different sports such as netball, hockey, football and tennis. Matchplay 2 is an excellent multi-sport surface and offers a more natural feel compared to other artificial products. Being sand… Read more

matchplay_2_muga_with_lines_for_sport_455x341Sports Surfacing Still Looking and Playing Great 7 Years On!

Highfield Park Centre in St Albans benefits from a sports hall, gym, tennis courts, two playing fields, seven football pitches and a floodlit multi use games area which features Playrite’s Matchplay 2 in sporting green.  The centre wanted to extend their opening hours and thanks to the hard wearing nature of the synthetic surface and the floodlighting they’ve been able to do this during the week until 10pm at night! Installed over 7 years ago back in January 2005 the centre is still impressed with their sporting surface. Read more

img_0261_320x427Multi Activity Centre Transformed by Matchplay 2

Adventure International in Bude, Cornwall is a multi-activity centre that has been running since 1979. It is set in the heart of Bude, a small town on the north coast of Cornwall the centre was originally the Grenville Hotel built in 1909 – its refurbishment and conversion to a multi-activity centre has given a new lease of life to one of Bude’s most historic and prominent buildings. Earlier this year the centre decided that they needed to improve their existing facilities and have an all weather synthetic surface installed for a variety of… Read more

treherbert_-_conqueror_swsg_392x522Park Updates Facilities to Offer Multi Use Games Area

At the beginning of the year, Rhonda Cynon Taff Council wanted to update the facilities on offer to the local community at Treherbert Park in Treorchy. The council felt that the current facilities on offer weren’t up to scratch and as there are very few amenities in the local area they wanted the park to be as good as it could be with different surfaces available to cater for a wider range of sports and activities. Read more

p1020181_488x274New MUGA from Playrite Improves School Facilities

Northumberland Park School were in desperate need to have their current pitch replacing, especially as the surface didn’t meet the full potential for multi sport usage. The old tufted surface was worn out and Rob Farrell at the London Borough of Haringey decided to contact Playrite directly and see what alternatives could be on offer to the school. Read more

cheslyn_hay_re-sizeStaffordshire School Selects Playrite for 3G Surface

Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School in Staffordshire has acquired a strong reputation for its work in curriculum development, care, support and guidance and is committed to doing the best for all students. Opened in 1977 and currently with around 1340 students, the school focuses upon health and fitness for all working in the school and provide increased quality access to physical activity. At the end of 2010, Cheslyn Hay School decided to update their sports grounds to create a purpose built, floodlit multi sport installation, using… Read more

cropNew Tennis Surface for Somerset Club

Clevedon Tennis Club in Somerset is famous for being the second oldest tennis club in the world. Their members play to a very good standard and the club decided they needed a fast paced synthetic surface to be installed. They required artificial tennis courts that would allow them to offer their members the best possible facilities, so they selected Playrite’s Winner 15 to be installed by Outdoor Carpets Ltd. Read more

summer_fields_small_372x202Oxford Prep School gets new Synthetic Cricket Facility

The installation of a new five lane synthetic cricket facility was part of a broader project led by leading UK sports surface consultant White Horse Contractors (WHC) to provide new sports facilities at Summer Fields Preparatory School in Oxford. The historic boarding and day school, which boasts former Prime Ministers and stars of stage and screen among its illustrious alumni reflects the importance of sport in its motto ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’ – ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’. Read more

whitkirk_lta_mp2_464x258Artificial tennis surfaces replace tarmac courts in Leeds

In 2010 Whitkirk Lawn Tennis Club in North Leeds contacted Playrite in regards to selecting an artificial surface to be laid on top of their existing painted tarmac courts. They also contacted two other companies who all individually met with a small committee of the clubs members to offer advice on what would be the most suitable surfaces for their tennis club. They decided that Playrite’s Matchplay 2 would be the ideal surfaces for their club and Dales Sports Surfaces were selected to install the new courts. Matchplay 2 is one of the five… Read more

milverton__1_Artificial turf by Playrite provides primary school with safer play

Milverton Primary School in Leamington Spa needed an artificial surface fitting during the summer weeks especially for the reception area so the children had a dedicated place to play all year round. The school, which has been established for over one hundred years, describes itself as “a community within a community” who have a well-earned reputation for caring sensitively for the needs of all of their pupils. Because the area was for the reception class only, the school opted for a product with playground safety surface installed… Read more

p1020166_416x234Playrite Returns to Our Lady of Muswell Tennis Club

Our Lady of Muswell Tennis Club in London didn’t hesitate in selecting Playrite products when they needed to upgrade their tarmac tennis courts, as they already know Playrite by their reputation. Around seven years ago the London tennis club with the help of the LTA, who helped to fund the project, had used Matchplay 2 to update two of their other tarmac courts, and they were impressed with the products and service Playrite offered and subsequently requested the same product for their new project. Working alongside contractor ETC Sports… Read more

centre_court_-_claytex_280x467Top Tennis Club in Madrid Prefers Matchclay to Natural Clay

La Moraleja tennis club is one of the most prestigious private members clubs in Madrid. Renowned for its excellent facilities, it currently offers a total of six clay courts, four of which were upgraded in 2010 to Playrite’s Matchclay synthetic surface, incorporating a natural clay infill. Matchclay is a unique structured needlepunch tennis surface, for use with natural clay infill. This durable tennis surface gives consistent ball bounce and trajectory whilst the inbuilt cushion layer reduces fatigue. Matchclay simulates natural clay courts… Read more

stockwell_park_479x359Artificial Surface from Playrite Creates new Multi Use Games Areas

Stockwell Park High School in London describes themselves as an outstanding school for pupils of all abilities. Moving forwards to become a flourishing academy which offers excellent facilities to the local community, the school wanted to make further improvements, focusing this time on sports. This project involved a complete refurbishment of an older tarmac surface that was installed previously but didn’t provide the school with an all weather surface which was required. The school managed to collect extra funding to enable the surface to… Read more

p1020153_427x240Indoor Sports Centre installs Matchplay 2 for all 9 Courts

Play on Sport in London is one of the largest indoor multi-use sports facilities in the UK. With over 3,000sqm of floor space, the centre significantly contributes to the community and provides East London with a location where individuals and teams can gain the benefits of physical activity, positive physical and mental health and well-being. Since 2010, Play on Sport’s 9 courts have benefitted from the installation of Playrite’s Matchplay 2. Matchplay 2 is an excellent multi sport surface and offers a more natural feel compared to other… Read more

newbridge_leisure_centre__2__362x270Artificial Pitch from Playrite transforms another South Wales Leisure Centre

Newbridge Leisure Centre is the second project that has seen Playrite, South Wales Sports Grounds and Caerphilly District Council working together to create a state of the art artificial pitch using 3G surface Conqueror 40. The first project was at Heolddu Leisure Centre in Mid Glamorgan and the centre has already reported a massive increase of users surpassing even the best figures experienced with the old surface. At Newbridge, the surface was originally needlepunch and had been installed for well over 12 years. Towards the end of its life… Read more

stoke_high_454x255New multi use games area is safer, more usable and more attractive thanks to Playrite

Stoke High in Ipswich is a mixed secondary school with over 800 students. The school’s biggest aim is to encourage all students and staff to achieve their best and to make the most of their talents or special abilities. The key to the school’s success has been the strong relationships across the community, which is one of the reasons that Stoke High wanted to upgrade their facilities to provide a new Multi Use Games Area, which will also be used by Maidenhall Leisure Centre. The new sports pitch was installed by Suffolk County Grounds… Read more

leisure_centre__5__351x263A further Leisure Centre in South Wales gets new Sport Surfacing from Playrite

Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre near Blackwood is the third project that has seen Playrite, South Wales Sports Grounds and Caerphilly District Council working together to transform their artificial pitch. Other projects over 2011 included Heolddu Leisure Centre and Newbridge Leisure Centre both of which have been a huge success and have improved the centres facilities enormously. The Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre also had a needlepunch surface installed previously, as with Newbridge, and although the surface had served the centre and local… Read more

padel_in_barcelona_441x294Playrite Matchplay 2 Surface Installed in Barcelona

Last month Playrite were pleased to be involved in a new project that saw their Matchplay 2 surface installed on 4 new Padel courts at Escuela Pia De Barcelona, Spain. The project was installed by Colin Lloyd from Outdoor Carpets who worked closely with Jose Conde, Playrite’s Spanish Distributor for Tennis and Sports Surfaces. Jose recommended Matchplay 2 in blue as the ideal choice to promote the new Padel courts due to its high fibre and low sand content, making it an excellent heavy duty product. This provides a minimal settling in period… Read more

baskerville_school__1__358x478Nearlygrass creates perfect artificial grass garden for Birmingham school

Baskerville School in Birmingham is a special day and residential school for students aged 11 to 19 years with autistic spectrum disorders and complex difficulties. They decided to improve the schools facilities and reduce general maintenance by installing an artificial grass surface which will look and feel outstanding all year round. Read more

langley_thunder_game2_397x382Artificial Sports Turf is a success when it comes to Lacrosse

It is always an achievement for Playrite when synthetic surfaces manufactured in West Yorkshire get to feature all across the world. Recently, their Rec-Turf product was installed at the Langley Events Centre in Canada to be used by the Langley Thunder Western Lacrosse Association and the Langley Thunder Junior A Lacrosse team. Not many people know, but lacrosse is one of Canada’s National Sports. Box Lacrosse is usually played either on a cement or hardwood surface. This is why Playrite’s Rec-Turf is becoming increasingly popular, as it is a… Read more

church_high_schoolArtificial Hockey Surface by Playrite installed at Newcastle School

Church High School in Newcastle has recently benefitted from the installation of a state-of-the-art synthetic pitch installed by Brambledown featuring Playrite’s Matchwinner surface. Matchwinner is a high performance vertical loop multi sports needlepunch surface which is suitable for all sports at community level. Meeting national standards in hockey as well as EN 15330 part 2, Matchwinner is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and can be used with shock absorbing layer Matchpad to lower ball bounce and offer extra cushioning underfoot.… Read more

lightwater_006_436x327New Tennis Surface and Multi Use Games Area a Winner in Surrey

Lightwater Leisure Centre in Surrey opened in 1998 and ever since then has been providing a variety of new fitness options and opportunities to the local community. The centre, which is surrounded by protected woodland, offers a multitude of facilities and different ways to make sure people of all ages get the chance to keep fit and healthy. The centre is constantly making sure that the facilities they offer are the best they can be, and recently decided that they wanted to resurface a block of five tarmac tennis courts into four multi sport… Read more

shakesphere_school_009_363x272Artificial Grass Turf Helps Convert School Grounds in Leeds

The Shakespeare Primary School and Children’s Centre in Leeds has recently benefitted from the installation of Playrite’s artificial grass product Nearlygrass. Installed by JMS Sport UK, 165m² of the realistic looking Nearlygrass 40 Premium in Green/Beige has now completely transformed the areas around the outside of the school, making the surroundings look brighter and more inviting. The West Yorkshire school, which is located closely to Playrite’s head office, wanted a surface that looked like grass but that wouldn’t require the same amount… Read more

soccer_city_010_322x175Synthetic Football Turf Updates Indoor Courts

Earlier this year Playrite had the opportunity to work on another great project with specialist installers Dura-Sport. This time the project was right on Playrite’s doorstep at Soccercity in Huddersfield and included the replacement of four indoor 5 and 6 aside football courts. Soccercity has centres both in Huddersfield and Leeds and was established with the aim to deliver flexible, affordable and safe venues for individuals and teams to enjoy playing football. Whether playing at tournament or league level, or just improving skills the… Read more

soccer_city_010_322x175Yarm Independent School approaches Playrite

The forward-thinking Independent School approached Playrite to advise and  provide solutions when deciding to update its existing grass and tarmac play areas to offer a more useful and all weather surface. Yarm Preparatory School needed to ensure the cost of the installation and maintenance of the 3,000m² area was kept to a minimum, so opted for the Playrite Tournament 18 product, ideal for the all year round use of the school’s hockey, tennis, football, netball and basketball teams. The tufted short pile surface with inlaid lines offers… Read More