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Newcastle Royal Grammar School

Newcastle Royal Grammar School
Before / After

We evaluated the old playing surface at Newcastle Royal Grammar School and implemented the UK’s first zero waste specification for its relocation. The existing 8 year old sand filled carpet had been badly flood damaged and was suffering extensive seam and inlaid line failure.

  • Over 11o tons of sports silica infill (river washed sand) was bagged and then stored on site. The recovered silici infill was found to be of a grade suitable for reuse. However the silt content caused by the flood damage raised concerns and this infill was then sold to a local golf club for sand bunkers and top dressing.
  • Over 2,500 m2 of the original carpet, free of infill, was identified as fit for reuse and relocation.
  • Remaining damaged and heavily worn carpet, free of infill, was identified as being fit for recycling. The recycling process is based on extrusion and this can only be undertaken when carpet is free from infill.

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