Long-awaited Hockey Pitch

Blakedown Sport & Play were employed directly by Wellington School in Altrincham to construct a full-size sand-dressed hockey pitch. Previously the school had three planning applications refused for the pitch; but with Blakedown’s design of a new drainage scheme, planning was finally achieved.

  • Client: Wellington School
  • Contract Type: Direct Order
  • Contract Value: £415,000
  • Build Time: 14 weeks

The pitch was constructed on a top-specification engineered tarmac double layer, with a 15mm in-situ shockpad. The school specified their preference of playing surface: Lano’s FIH approved Integration sand-dressed turf installed with gripper rail to provide an excellent multi-use facility.

The pitch was enclosed with heavy-duty twinbar fencing and recessed goals, plus timber kickboard skirting fitted with sports turf to abate noise from ball impact. To complete the project, Blakedown supplied self-weighted football goals, hockey goals, 5-a-side goals and installed a divider netting system so that the pitch can be separated into three mini-pitches.

Location: Wellington Road, Altrincham, WA15 7RH

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