Blakedown Sport & Play worked closely with Kier Living and Hayle FC to facilitate the club's desire for a new state-of-the-art sports facility that includes a fully floodlit artificial pitch that would be of benefit to the whole community.
The 3G artificial pitch with fencing and floodlighting replaces the club’s existing grass pitch. In accordance with the Football Association’s Grass Pitch Quality Performance standards, the pitch was built onto an engineered tarmac base and surfaced with 50mm FIFA tested 3G turf.
Blakedown Sport & Play provided a complete design and built service for the new facility which also features an improved clubhouse, visitors bar, and redeveloped changing rooms.
We're delighted with how it's all looking and are one of the only clubs in the county which has a 3G pitch at the ground. Most other teams train at schools and colleges and having some of the best facilities in Cornwall here is just great. We are trying to open the club up to the community and are in the process of organising a mayor's cup that the local schools can take part in. It’s very much a project with the town of Hayle in mind and children will be able to come and paint murals on the outside of the pitch.
- Hayle FC Chairman, Simon Gardiner
Location: Hayle Football Club, Viaduct Hill, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5HT
FIFA accredited 3G football pitch
Laying the tarmac engineered layer for the 3G pitch
Completed tarmac layer with goal storage recess bottom right
The pitch included top specification twinbar fencing and floodlighting