Nelson & Colne College appointed Blakedown Sport & Play to design and build their new 3G pitch via a competitive tender procedure carried out by property consultants Pearson Fraser. The brand new facility was to be built using the highest grade 3G surface and to comply with FIFA 1 star and IRB22 standards.
The chosen playing surface was FIFA accredited Edel Future DS 60mm - designed to replicate natural turf and give year-round high performance - laid onto a top-specification engineered base of macadam with 25mm in-situ rubber shockpad. Playing lines for football and three cross-play 5-a-side pitches were in-laid into the 3G turf. Heavy duty twin-bar fencing and eight floodlights completed the scheme.
In addition to the 3G pitch, Blakedown constructed a new floodlit multi-use games area lined for tennis, netball and basketball.
We are delighted with the new sports facilities which have been created for our students at the College. We already have an excellent reputation for producing elite sports men and women, and we are proud that we now have the facilities to match their abilities and ambitions.
- College Principal, Amanda Melton
I would like to thank Blakedown for the manner in which the project has been delivered; the service and work on site has been to the highest level and this is reflected in this fantastic facility. Would you please pass on our complements and thanks to all involved.
- Director at Pearson Fraser, John Pearson
Location: Scotland Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7YT
Opening the new 3G pitch with players from Burnley FC
The 3G surface is certified to FIFA and IRB performance standards
Football pitch perimeter fencing under construction
MUGA construction for basketball, netball and tennis