Porous Track to replace Redgra

Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council (now Shropshire Council) employed Blakedown to convert an existing 400m Redgra athletics track at the London Road Sports Centre into a polymeric athletics track with a porous system laid onto an Engineered base, including installation of a new drainage system. The updated track, used by Shrewsbury Athletics Club and Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology as well as the local community, meets International Athletics Federation (IAAF) performance standards.

  • Client: Shrewsbury and Atcham Council
  • Contract Type: JCT Intermediate
  • Contract Value: £521,000
  • Build Time: 30 weeks

The redevelopment included an improved and extended javelin runaway, resurfaced shot-put area, hammer and discus throw areas, a water jump, long and high jump areas, and pole-vault fan.

The project was completed with a new floodlighting system, post-and-rail spectator fencing, chainlink perimeter security fencing, tarmac footpaths, and a spectator mound using the excavated soil from the track redevelopment works.

Location: London Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6PR

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