The Brief:

Eastgates Academy were devastated when parts of their fantastic trim trail area collapsed due to rot and damp. No students were hurt in the collapse, but the trim trail area was out of action for months and was a danger to students in its collapsed state.

Eastgates Academy needed a solution quickly to:

  • Remove debris from existing trim trail
  • Ensure safety of remaining trim trail equipment.
  • Provide a safety surface around the trim trail and include a seating area.


The Solution:

We recommended the installation of four new items of trim trail equipment to replace all of the existing area and an artificial grass surface. The artificial grass was mounted on a stone sub-base to ensure good quality drainage and shock pads to meet the critical fall height protection required for each item of trim trail equipment.

The Delivery:

The installation was completed in three weeks during the school summer holidays to minimise disruption to the students. The new artificial grass should last in excess of 10 years and the stone sub-base minimises the chances of the trim trail rotting in the future. Eastgates Academy are delighted with the final results and the children love their new play facility.



Sportsafe are proud to offer high quality installations and bespoke outdoor solutions for all budgets and briefs. If you have an enquiry about an outdoor play area or are looking for a solution please call our team today on 0844 581 0550.