Edel Touchdown 3G pitch

Client: Kier Construction

Contract Type: Central Form of SC

Contract Value: £800,000

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

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.

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.