St Neots FC

Essex County Council employed Blakedown Sport & Play to construct new football pitches as part of the Roscommon Way Extension Scheme: a large regeneration project on Canvey Island.

Construction of the pitches involved a 'cut and fill' earth moving operation, ground remodelling of approximately 2000m3 of soil plus levelling, and installation of a new drainage swale. 8,500m2 of formed soil was then seeded to produce the football pitches, which were lined to meet Sport England Youth Football specification.

  • Client: Essex County Council
  • Contract Type: Sub-contract
  • Contract Value: £185,000
  • Build Time: 8 weeks

The pitches are situated at the Waterside Farm Sports Centre. Blakedown completed the project with new twin-bar perimeter fencing, post-and-rail spectator fencing, installation of a new cricket square, installation of new storage facilities, and a relocated changing room.

Included in the contract, Blakedown also constructed a full-size 3G artificial turf training pitch for the club, complete with sports fencing and floodlighting.

Since the development, Blakedown have also installed a full-size 3G artificial turf football pitch to add to the facilities on offer at the Waterside Farm Sports Centre.

Location: Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 9RA

Canvey Island Youth FC & Waterside Farm Sports Centre football pitch
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