Designing a new sports surface is a three part process: first, agreeing a concept that will best meet the needs of the players and best suit the sports to be played. Second, deciding a design and construction proposition that will offer the proprietor best value-for-money and longevity. Third, finalising a design and specification that will be granted planning permission.
If applying for funding from a local authority or funding body, a fourth consideration is to create a vision that improves upon existing facilities in the area and enhances community access to sport.
CAD drawing of proposed sand-dressed MUGA for John Spendluffe Technology College
Our Sport England framework compact athletics track at Stoke Newington School
Michael Carrick and Martin Jol opening the Totenham Hotspur Community Academy games area
Blakedown designed and built the 3G rugby pitch at Birmingham University
Blakedown's fencing design layout for Brooksby Melton College
A 3G football and hockey pitch design and geo-location proposition
Design for resurfacing running track to feature a 3G pitch in the middle
Multi-use games area design drawing
Short corner on a sand-dressed hockey pitch
Artificial turf pitch designed and built by Blakedown
Athletics track planning and design built in London
Spectator seating and stanchion at Surbiton High School
Blakedown is one of the UK's largest and longest established sports construction contractors specialising in synthetic sports surfaces. We offer a complete in-house design and build process for all types of synthetic surface.
Which surface can accomodate which sports? Which surfaces require a shockpad? Which surfaces are best for a combination of sports? How long does each type of surface last? There are many factors to consider in the design process and a good design will take into consideration accessibility, usability, surface to sport compatibility, sustainability, maintenance requirements, lighting, risk avoidance and health and safety, cost effectiveness, return on investment, and security.
With over fifty years experience in the industry, why not contact Blakedown Sport & Play for advice and information about the construction of your new sports pitch.