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Sand-filled hockey and football pitch

Wellington College employed Blakedown Sport & Play to install a new full-size sand-filled (astroturf) pitch for hockey and football. The construction involved excavating a large volume of soil, installing a new drainage system, constructing an engineered double-layer tarmac base, laying a 15mm in-situ rubber shockpad, and laying the synthetic turf.

Client: Wellington College

Contract Type: JCT CD

Value: £350,000

Build Time: 14 weeks

The playing surface chosen for the pitch was Edel’s LSR 24mm. The project was completed with 3m high weldmesh fencing, timber kickboards, a 1.2m high spectator rail running the length of the pitch on one side, and an eight column floodlighting system with 350lux bulb brilliance.

Location: Duke's Ride, Crowthorne, West Berkshire, RG45 7PU

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