Constructing a good quality playing field or grass sports pitch that can withstand frequent and intensive usage, drain rainwater effectively, and offer consistent play characteristics over a long period requires a process that is effectively planned from the outset and continuously maintained thereafter.
Blakedown’s knowledge and expertise start at the consultation stage with soil assessments, drawings and conceptualisation. At the construction stage we offer a complete in-house design and build service tailored to our clients’ bespoke specification. At the aftercare stage we offer maintenance and turfcare programs, supply grounds-care equipment, and offer associated landscaping services.
Rugby playing fields at Old Swinford Hospital
Rugby pitch construction at Haileybury and Imperial Service College in Hertfordshire
Rugby pitch construction for academies, colleges, schools and local authorities
Grass oval and synthetic cricket wicket at Spinney Hill Park in Leicester
Football pitch construction at the Rowley Ground in St Neots
Blakedown constructing new playing fields in Barnet
Open parkland transformed into community playing fields by Blakedown Sport & Play
Roscommon Way Extension Scheme football pitches on Canvey Island
Golf course construction from Blakedown Sport & Play
Grass sports pitch construction from Blakedown Sport & Play
Our football pitch construction services include everything from groundworks and drainage systems to seeding and turfcare, fertilisation and weed control, plus ancillary services such as fencing and floodlighting.
Our clients are provided with a dedicated contracts team throughout every job, and we use directly-employed workforce and plant.
Blakedown’s rugby pitch construction services include groundworks and drainage systems, laser grading, seeding and turfing, fertilisation, weed control, groundcare, painting of sports lines, and installation of posts and sports equipment.
Our clients are provided with a dedicated contracts team throughout every project and we also offer ancillary services like fencing, floodlighting and landscaping.
Blakedown Sport & Play is one of the UK’s leading contractors for state-of-the-art synthetic hockey pitches and a sports-civils specialist engineering company with more than fifty years’ experience. We offer both construction and renovation services for natural grass hockey pitches, and can include a comprehensive turf aftercare program for any project if required.
Our clients include: Phoenix Academy, Telford; Langley Grammar School; Mark Hall Academy; Stanney High School; Ricards Lodge High School
Working with architects, course designers, and developers, we have a dedicated directly-employed workforce and plant to offer construction and reconstruction services for golf courses across the UK.
Our clients are provided with an experienced contracts team deployed specifically for their job, and we offer over fifty years’ experience in sports civils, hard and soft landscaping, and grounds maintenance.
Our clients include: Chobham Golf Course, Maple Durham Golf Course, Botley Golf Club, Sunbury Golf Club, Waterside Leisure Centre
Blakedown were chosen as contractors for the construction of new playing fields in east Barnet next to the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoss).
Working for lead designers Conisbee, the job entailed an extenisve cut-and-fill, remodelling of approximately 2,500 cubic metres of soil to form level fields, new rootzone mixed on site and spread, and the installation of a land drainage system linked to cellular attenuation tanks. Blakedown then laid over 10,000 square metres of turf to complete the playing fields.
From initial concept to drawings and detailed specifications we are ready to evaluate and design your natural turf sports facility; offering bespoke solutions such as cut-and-fill, laser grading, primary and secondary drainage and irrigation systems, root-zone formation and after-construction turfcare.
We provide construction and reconstruction services for football, rugby and hockey pitches, school and council playing fields, golf courses, cricket ovals, bowling greens, polo fields, equestrian sports facilities, and hard and soft landscaping.