Search Advanced Close

To find product downloads simply click on one of the options above and then use the search form displayed to find all the documents associated with your search.

 

Search Advanced Close

To add products to your collection, simply search for products, click 'product details' and from the product page select 'add to my collection'. This can be found either within the product options panel or below the product image.

Search Advanced Close

Woodgate Play and Fitness Area, Kingston

This new play and fitness area in Woodgate, Kingston ticks all of our clients requirements with high play value and excellent outdoor gym facilities.

22/11/2018 11:30:00

Case Study Details

Chinley Play Area, Derbyshire

HAGS have recently created a play area in the leafy village of Chinley in the UK. Our play designers managed to include a lot of play activities in a narrow space owing to a well thought out layout.

26/10/2018 14:47:00

Case Study Details

Low Bentham Village Play Area, Lancaster

HAGS have recently completed a recreational park to create an active play and social space for children. The play area has been named the Phillip Harvey Playing Field after the generous donation of land for a park by Philip Harvey around 70 years ago.

01/10/2018 16:04:00

Case Study Details

Get more inspiration from other installations all around the world

View All Case Studies
Search Advanced Close

FBC Centre, Wokingham

Innovative MUGA installed in Finchampstead “A Very Positive space”

HAGS worked in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council to develop an innovative Multi- Use Games Area (MUGA), aimed at tackling inactivity, encouraging community spirit and promoting the practice of different sports for all ages and abilities.

Installed on the Gorse Ride playing field, the MUGA perfectly complements the existing community facility (the FBC centre) which is owned and operated by the Finchampstead Baptist Church.

The MUGA was designed through consultation and engagement with the local Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG), Finchampstead Parish Council and other community representatives. Wokingham BC Assistant Project Manager Sam Warwick tells us “the main priority was to make families feel welcome”.

Innovative design

The unique curved open plan design comprises one large bespoke multi-sport court crafted from solid structural steel which is covered by a lifetime guarantee. Two mini streetball courts (Sante Fe) and a bespoke tennis zone, lie adjacent to the arena configuration where players of all ages and abilities can practice skill building. There is also a bespoke multi skills area equipped with customised primary arena panels, designed to maximise the available space and facilitate a large number of people at once. The MUGA is completed with three table tennis tables and a unique curved 185m circuit, designed for health walks, jogging and cycling.

An inclusive space nurturing social interaction

The lack of physical boundaries between the different play zones means that the site is more inviting, people can flow through the space rather being segregated. Incorporating seating to the area also contributes to creating an inclusive environment as people with low fitness levels can sit down after exercising and have a break between sessions.

Cost-effective layout

By saving on the cost of fencing, an open plan games area also helps reduce the overall cost of the scheme without compromising on play value.

Positive Outcomes

A safe, family-orientated environment

The open plan design also allows for natural surveillance as adults can see what is going on. A Thames Valley Police officer AnneMarie tells us “The new facility has deterred anti-social behaviour during the day, it is a very positive space…... I can’t stress enough how positive an impact it has had on the neighbourhood”.

Facility used by all

Cllr Angus Ross, Wokingham Borough Councils executive member for environment, says “This is a tremendous facility for Finchampstead and one that we know will be well-used”. Angie Gibson Wokingham Borough Councils Resources Manager also adds “the facility is already used by neighbouring schools and reading football club organise free training sessions for the public. We have also had interest from the SHINE programme (Some Health Improvements Need Exercise), intending to organise programmes for the over 60s”.

Increased visitors to the FBC centre

The FBC centre has also seen a significant increase in people using other community services and amenities. Café manager Luke tells us “Since the opening we have seen 95% new faces in the FBC café”.

Location
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Year Completed
2016

Related Products

HAGS UK

We believe play is one of the most transformative things humans do. It is essential for us to thrive. Our products enable and encourage everyone to be together and live more playful lives. This, in turn, promotes happier individuals and healthier communities.

United Kingdom

HAGS UK South
Clockhouse Lane East
Egham
Surrey
TW20 8PG Egham
United Kingdom

HAGS UK North
Waterfront Complex
Selby
North Yorkshire
YO8 8AP Selby
North Yorkshire

Follow Hags:

View Distributors