Rooftop MUGA for space age Salford MediaCityUK school

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Rooftop MUGAThe UK’s digital and media hub in Salford is home to one of the most unusual schools in the country – UTC@MediaCityUK for 14-18-year-olds targeting digital and media jobs.

The four-storey school’s sleek black and space-grey exterior are proudly in the MediaCityUK skyline of futuristic and sustainable buildings.

Students get hands-on experience in specialisms from TV and film to radio and audio, graphics and design to interactive media and gaming from classrooms overlooking the BBC, ITV and the crisscrossed building of the University of Salford’s arts and media departments.

UTC is a radically different campus with massive filming studios, a gleaming radio studio and lives lounge, hi-tech gaming and design labs and a state-of-the-art science cluster.

The originality extends beyond the study environment: soft-seating group work areas incorporate built-in power- and data-points; acoustic panelling shrouds quiet study spaces; wifi is available everywhere, and there’s a unique rooftop football pitch and Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

The 29m by 17m MUGA sits on top of a first-floor roof, butted against the four-storey building, with the wall part of the play area.

Rooftop MUGADawn Fencing Limited of Leigh, which has been going for more than 30 years and is the only fencing contractor dedicated solely to sports, installed the fencing on the other three sides.

They chose 4m-high Duo8 SuperRebound twin horizontal wire fencing panels from Zaun, which are highly durable, low maintenance, ‘graffiti proof and offered great rebound properties similar to a wall. They also minimise students having to head to the ground floor to retrieve balls exiting the MUGA!

Zaun had to design special base plates for the fence posts every 2.44m as they are mounted on the hard surface of the roof.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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