As part of a significant regeneration scheme, HMS was recently commissioned to install Decra®Play EPDM safety surfacing to enhance a newly installed children’s play area.
The wider regeneration project, managed by Countryside Partnerships South, supports a multi-phase 10-year programme which will see the demolition of several 23 storey tower blocks on the post-war Alma Estate in Ponders End, Enfield.
The £315 million regeneration of the 1960s estate is due to be completed in 2028, with the final development comprising 993 homes, including 200 council rented properties and 199 shared-ownership houses.
Contracted by Knights Groundworks on behalf of Countryside, HMS completed the 600m+ installation in beige and chocolate 90mm EPDM coloured safety surfacing to reflect the creams and brown of the new build apartments adjacent to the park.
Decra®Play EPDM safety surfacing from HMS is designed specifically to mitigate fall risk injury from heights up to three meters, and is a suitable outdoor resin surfacing option for installation to both commercial and domestic schemes.
It is the go-to choice for injecting colour and design elements into a scheme where safety is paramount, and is available in a range of both standard colours and bespoke blends, patterns, imagery and logos. Decra®Play EPDM safety surfacing can be tailor-designed to complement any project, and at the Alma Estate, the surface was completed in an organic soft-edge pattern incorporating the bespoke brown and cream colours of the surrounding buildings.
HMS has worked with Knight Group on a number of schemes to date, including outdoor resin surfacing and coloured surfacing installations in the greater London area.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said: “The Alma Estate project is a key stepping stone in making Enfield a better place for residents to live and work. We are building council and shared ownership homes, there will also be shops, gym, medical centre and other community facilities which will make a stronger, more inclusive community.”
Robert Wilkinson, Operations Director at Countryside Partnerships South, said: “Having forged a close partnership with Enfield Council, we’re excited to begin the regeneration of this post-war housing estate to create striking homes, new community amenities and attractive open spaces.”