Edel Touchdown 3G pitch

Blakedown Sport & Play were awarded the contract with Main Contractor Kier to construct the extensive sports provision for the new £16million development of the Phoenix Academy & Sports Centre in Telford.

A new, state-of-the-art, full-size, artificial turf pitch for rugby and football was built using Edel's 'Touchdown' 3G sports turf laid onto a Dynamic stone base with 25mm shockpad. Heavy duty twin-bar fencing was installed to surround the pitch, and the eight column floodlighting system allows the pitch to be leased out during evenings all year round.

  • Client: Kier Construction
  • Contract Type: Central Form of SC
  • Contract Value: £800,000

Additional works carried out by Blakedown at the Academy included a six court multi-use games area, two full-size natural grass pitches, natural grass athletics areas, and two natural grass training pitches.

A large Sport England grant enabled the development of the Academy, which is part of a larger regeneration project by Telford & Wrekin Council.

Location: Duce Drive, Dawley, Telford, TF4 3JS

3G pitch construction for the Phoenix Academy
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