In recent years, Munday + Cramer have seen a marked increase in the installation of multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and artificial sports surfaces within schools. With childhood obesity now a recognised problem, schools are placed under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to tackling this. Successes in Rio for our Olympic and Paralympic teams have also had a significant effect on young people’s interest in sport. The UK’s infamous weather means schools are increasingly looking for ways to ensure sports facilities are available all year round. Historically, a school’s choice for outdoor sports areas has been limited to tarmacked playgrounds and […]
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Multi-use games areas (often known as a MUGA) are perfect alternatives for those schools and facilities where space means multiple pitches aren’t an option. A MUGA is also often implemented where weather conditions prevent fully enriched sporting opportunities form taking place. Waterlogged football pitches are perfect examples of this. The versatility of multi-use games areas makes them an attractive and enticing proposition. Munday + Cramer has worked on various projects where such games areas have been designed and installed; managing the projects from start to finish. These areas provide functionality paired with an attractive look that invites people to go out and have fun on them. Because of this, many more children have had a better pastoral experience; we believe this is incredibly important. After all, everybody deserves the opportunity to exercise and play sports.
Avenue Primary School are the latest school to commission Munday + Cramer for a new Multi-Use Games Area. The East London school, located in Manor Park are looking to improve their flexibility in inclement weather. M+C have provided all design and planning work, and are now project managing the scheme. ETC Sports Surfaces are currently delivering the scheme on-site. The new Multi-Use Games Area will replace an underused grass area to the rear of the school. Being an urban, London school; space remains at a premium. With minimal outdoor space, poor weather conditions place significant pressure on teachers’ ability to teach PE. The new MUGA will […]