Playing Field Construction

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.

Football Pitch Construction

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.

Featured Projects:  Burradon Recreation Ground | St Neots Football Club | Canvey Island Football Pitches | East Barnet Playing Fields

Blakedown's football pitch at St Neots FC

Rugby Pitch Construction

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.

Featured Projects:  Haileybury College | Old Swinford Hospital

Rugby pitch construction for clubs, universities, academies, colleges, schools and local authorities

Hockey Pitch Construction

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

Natural grass hockey pitch construction and renovation services from Blakedown Sport & Play

Golf Course Construction

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

Golf course construction from Blakedown: including drainage, irrigation, earthworks and remodelling, water features and bunker complexes, tees, fairways and greens

Case Study | Playing Fields Construction

Blakedown were chosen as contractors for the construction of new playing fields in east Barnet next to the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoss).

  • Client: London Borough of Barnet
  • Contract Value: £345,000
  • Build Time: 12 weeks

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.

Our services in brief

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.

Natural turf athletics field and football pitch at the City of Manchester stadium training complex
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