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MUGA for Broadwindsor Primary School in Dorset

Published on July 10th, 2019

Broadwindsor Primary School had a requirement for the installation of a multi-use games area on land which is being leased from Dorset County Council to Broadwindsor Parish Council. The Parish Council led on securing a contractor to carry out the works following a competitive tendering process and the contract was subsequently awarded to Priestwood Vision Limited. 

Steelway were approached, having supplied Priestwood Vision with materials on previous successful installations. The Parish Council had some concerns regarding corrosion rates as the build site is relatively close to the sea. These concerns were alleviated by providing a Zinc Millennium Map which indicated that the corrosion rate for the Broadwindsor School postcode was approximately 57 years (even without powder coating). This reinforced our assurances that a heavy duty installation would be good for 50+ years. 

Steelway were successful in securing the partnership working contract with Priestwood Vision for Broadwindsor School and manufactured and supplied the following materials for a 30m x 20m multi-use games area; 

  • 2 no. closed off square back goals 3m wide x 2m high x 900mm deep complete with basketball unit, infill backboard and steel basket. Hoop at 2.60m 
  • 94 lin.m. of 3m high heavy duty perimeter fencing with rounded corners 
  • 2 no. pedestrian gates set into the fenceline 
  • Edging plates 
  • All galvanised and powder coated

The total project was completed in 4 weeks and the following is a testimonial supplied by the Parish Council as to their satisfaction with the finished product. 

"Priestwood Vision have recently completed a Multi Use Games Area in Broadwindsor, Dorset. The project was managed by the Parish Council and built on part of the playing field of the primary school in the village. The facility is for the use of the school and community and has already proved to be a considerable success. 

The playing area is 30m by 20m with a sports carpet surface which provides a great playing surface for tennis, football, basketball, volleyball badminton along with other sports. Priestwood Vision won the contract following a competitive tendering process. Priestwood Vision's Trevor Lafferty was attentive, available and receptive to the aims of the project. He was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole tendering and construction phase. The construction of the facility on a tight and challenging site was not straight forward and the build quality and workmanship deployed was excellent. The facility is not only a wonderful sports arena but looks very good. 

The school and local community have been enhanced considerably by the construction of this sports arena. "

David Leader Broadwindsor Group Parish Council

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