Sympathetic astroturf pitch

Client: Hazlegrove Preparatory School

Contract Value: £300,000

Build Time: 12 weeks

Location: Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JA

Hazlegrove Preparatory School in Somerset directly employed Blakedown Sport & Play to construct a full-size 101.4m x 63m sand-filled hockey pitch

After excavating a large volume of earth and levelling the site, the construction involved the installation of a new drainage system, stone foundations and a double-layer of Engineered macadam base. A 12mm in-situ shockpad was laid for impact absorption, and the selected playing surface was Edel's LSR 24mm with low slide resistance technology.

To keep the scheme in sympathy with its surroundings, the project was finished with 1.2m post-and-rail pine and weldmesh perimeter fencing, pine kickboards, and a tarmac spectator area and external perimeter footpath.