Record-breaking 3G Football Pitch

Blakedown Sport & Play have completed extensive sports facility construction work at the University of Chester Church of England Academy in Cheshire.

  • Client: Kier North (Main Contractor)
  • Contract Value: £387,000
  • Build Time: 12 weeks

A new full-size 3G pitch for football and 5-a-side was constructed onto a Dynamic base using Edel ‘Superblade Duo’ 60mm monofilament sports turf. Blakedown also installed 4 metre high weldmesh fencing and six floodlighting columns, a four court tarmac MUGA for tennis and netball, plus a polymeric long jump straight.

Upon completion, the pitch hosted a successful Guinness World Record attempt to create the largest human poppy, formed of nearly 2000 students and teachers from the Academy.

Location: Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6EA

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