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Sand-dressed Water-based Pitch

Blakedown Sport & Play have completed a brand new full-size hockey pitch and BMX Track for Taverham Recreation Facilities. The pitch is built on an Engineered base of porous tarmac with a 15mm in-situ shockpad underneath the latest H2O carpet from Edel.

This cost effective and environmentally-friendly installation gives the playing characteristics and performance of a water-based system without the need for spraying and irrigating water every time the pitch is used.

Client: Taverham Recreation Facilities

Contract Type JCT CD Minor Works

Value: £440,000

Build Time: 16 weeks

Galvanised Weldmesh fencing with kickboards was installed around the pitch and Blakedown also erected an eight-column scheme of 15m high floodlights.

This high class facility will also be used by Taverham High School and Norwich City Hockey Club. To complete the project, a BMX track was built adjacent to the pitch using tarmac and gravel, earth mounds, and surrounding fencing. Blakedown also carried out associated hard and soft landscaping to the whole area.

Location: Beech Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6HP

A sand-dressed hockey pitch.

The pitch was surfaced with Edel H2O sports turf, offering the performance of a water-based system with the cost effectiveness of a sand-based system.

Blakedown also installed the eight-column floodlighting system and surrounding sports fencing for the pitch.

Top specification hockey pitches are laid onto an Engineered base of porous tarmac.

The BMX track at Taverham, constructed by Blakedown as part of the sports facility construction project.

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