Limonta Smith JV have completed a £185,000 project at Marford Playing Fields, made possible because of funding provided by the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation.
Smith Construction, an experienced sports surface contractor, and Limonta Sport, a FIFA preferred producer of artificial football turf, have combined their skills and expertise to form Limonta Smith JV, a joint venture company, to provide specialist design, build and maintenance services for artificial pitches within a national framework of contractors. The framework aims to vastly improve the quality of artificial pitches constructed throughout the UK.
Marford Playing Fields in Wheathampstead had an existing large playing field, with a small children’s play area and tennis courts, but with no clear access to the playing field especially for wheelchair users.
The new facility provides the community with a 7-a-side 3G football pitch with associated fencing and floodlighting to ensure maximum and safe play, and also a tarmac pathway to allow much needed access across the playing field. The pathway was a key element in the contract to assist disabled users accessing the facility.
Julia Warren, from the Parish Council said, “It’s a fantastic facility, a great asset to the community, and we are absolutely delighted with Limonta Smith JV professionalism in delivering the project”