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New Look - Cardinal Heenan School


Taraflex


TM


for the ‘Big Boys’ Wigan Warriors Training Ground


New Regional Show Sites for Liverpool and Wigan - It could be your facility next!


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s the public purse strings tighten, manufacturers are having to offer innovation in products, services and solutions. Gerflor now offer 4 products that can ensure the existing sports floor stays in position


and allows a new Taraflex surface to be overlaid. This innova- TM


tion reduces down time, refurbishment cost and environmental impact. Taking advantage of Gerflor’s REGIONAL SHOW SITE programme, was a major contributory factor which enabled a recent project in Liverpool to proceed. Founded in 1958 Cardinal


Heenan excels in sport. The school, which is a regular final- ist in the National Schools Cup for football, is always looking to improve and invest in the sports stars of tomorrow. No pressure, but Steven Gerrard was a former pupil at the school. The main sports hall had seen better days, the old timber floor had become slippery and had an ongoing financial cost with a need for sanding, polishing and re line marking every several years. With the expectation of both students and local community members reflecting their ambitions to do well in sport, an upgrade was inevitable. “We wanted to provide the pupils, staff and local community


the scheme. “The walls were re painted, repairs to the lighting system were undertaken and a brand new Taraflex


TM Sports floor


was installed. This has given us what looks like a million pound venue for a fraction of the price, in fact we spent just £45k” Other recent Regional Show Sites include: Abbey Park Badmin-


The feedback so far from the students, staff and community users has been fantastic Jake Collin, Director of Community Sport, Cardinal Heenan.


ton Club - Sheffield, Croft School - Statford on Avon and Wigan Warriors RLFC, the professional Rugby League Club needed a sprint track, functional zone and boxing area installing that would protect their key assetts - Their Players. The project was very time sensitive as Pre Sea- son training beckoned and a full renovation programme was out of the question. Andrew Coley - Player Wel-


fare Manager, Wigan Warriors comments: “We searched the market for a flooring product


that could offer both player protection and also cope with the extreme exercise and conditioning demands you would expect to carry out in professional sporting environment. It quickly became apparent it had to be Taraflex


TM . The fit out was seamless and ev-


ery thing was planned and executed with quality precision and Wigan Warriors were consulted fully throughout the process”.


with a new and modern sports facility and we looked at a number of solutions that would enable us to do that” comments Jake Collins, Director of Community Sport who helped project manage


To take advantage of the Regional Show Site Discount Scheme or for a free site survey contact us now and save time and money on your sports hall renovation project.


Call or email now to take advantage of our


FREE SPECIFICATION ADVISORY SERVICE. Darren Wood – Sports Manager on 07836 366579 or dwood@gerflor.com David Carter – Sports Specialist on 07850 217290 or dcarter@gerflor.com


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