Sports Surface Construction
Whatever your sport...
Constructing top-class facilities for over fifty years, our dedicated contracts managers and directly employed workforce make us unique in the industry; guaranteeing high quality service and installation for any new sports facility.
Our range of construction services begins with the groundwork and site preparation, installation of drainage systems and construction of foundation layers. Our expertise covers all types of synthetic sports surface, and we also offer ancillary works such as fencing, floodlighting, and changing facilities.
Artificial Turf Pitches
Blakedown Sport & Play are specialist engineering contractors for the construction of artificial turf sports pitches. Our completely in-house design and build service can be tailored to suit our clients' exact needs and budget. We offer a range of surfaces and construction options to suit each individual sport, combinations of sports, age ranges, and performance standards.
Operating for more than fifty years, we have worked with universities, colleges, schools, and local authorities to produce athletics facilities of the highest quality, and we have worked on many prestigious projects such as the Manchester Commonwealth Games, Sport England's Inspired Facilities framework, and the Queen Elizabeth II stadium in London. We offer an in-house design and build service for athletics track construction and all of our tracks are built to IAAF performance standards.
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Blakedown are tennis court construction specialists offering a choice of sand-dressed, sand-filled, acrylic-coated, Advantage Red Court, tarmac, polymeric, and American clay tennis surfaces all built to LTA standards and including fencing, floodlighting and socket installation.
As principle contractor members of the Sport & Play Construction Association, our clients can be sure of a first class service for constructing their tennis court.
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Multi-use Games Areas
We offer a complete design and build service for multi-use games areas covering everything from the groundworks and base layers, to the installation of the playing surface with fencing and floodlighting. We can construct MUGA’s according to our clients’ bespoke design requirements or pre-defined MUGA Types 1 to 5b.
Our clients are provided a dedicated contracts team throughout every project and our directly employed workforce are able to carry out a range of other hard and soft landscaping and ancillary works.
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We provide construction and reconstruction services for football, rugby and hockey pitches, school and council playing fields, golf courses, cricket ovals, bowling greens, polo fields, tennis courts, equestrian sports facilities and grass play areas.
Our clients include local authorities, professional and amateur sports clubs, universities, academies, colleges and schools. We also offer drainage solutions, turfcare and maintenance, and mowing and seeding services across the UK.
Case Study | Brunel University
As part of Brunel University’s £250million redevelopment, Blakedown Sport & Play were awarded the contract to construct a range of facilities for the new sports complex. Works were carried out under a partnership agreement between Blakedown and the management contractor Mace, the architects, consultants, and the University.
Client: Brunel University
Contract Value: £3,500,000
Build Time: 27 weeks
The facilities included a full-size sand-dressed hockey pitch and full-size Third Generation football pitch, six tennis courts, an eight lane 400m running track, a car park, and associated landscaping works and access routes. All of the facilities were installed with full floodlighting plus fencing to the perimeter of the two pitches and tennis courts.
Bowling Green Construction
We have the expertise and skilled workforce to construct state-of-the-art bowling greens, both flat greens and crown green bowls, using either natural or artificial turf.
In addition we can dig drainage gullies, supply equipment, erect club house facilities, install floodlighting, and carry out associated landscaping for the development. Our clients include local authorities, bowling clubs, leisure centres and academic institutions.
Featured Project: Leeds Road Sports Complex (synthetic)
Cricket Wicket Installation
We produce high quality cricket training facilities for local authorities, professional cricket clubs, universities, colleges and schools.
Our services include grass or artificial turf training bays, cricket nets, batting cages, and cricket wickets. We are also able to offer bespoke solutions such as extendable cricket nets on projects with limited space, twinbar fencing for bays that sit adjacently to existing sports facilities, or short-column floodlighting systems designed for cricket nets.
We can offer a design and build service for skateparks including construction of ramps, pipes, bowls, rails and other bespoke features. Working for local authorities, main contractors, clubs, and leisure centres, our clients are provided a dedicated contracts team throughout the build.
We can also install floodlighting, gates and security fencing, benches, concrete steps, and carry out associated landscaping.
Our clients include: Swalecliffe Skatepark, Kent | Shirley Youth Park, Solihull | Hambledon Skatepark, Hampshire | Crawley Skatepark
Cycle Track Construction
We offer an all-inclusive construction service for cycle tracks and tarmac cycle routes including site clearance, earth-moving and levelling, kerbing, lighting, fencing, and bicycle storage facilities.
Our clients include local authorities and councils, schools, universities, leisure facilities providers, clubs and community projects. We also offer a construction service for dirt tracks and BMX courses.
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