Limonta Smith JV have recently been awarded two projects via The FA, The FF, The RFU, Sport England and England Hockey framework at Philip Morant School and College and Sporting Khalsa Football Club.
Both developments require the construction of a brand new, full size, 3G pitch with associated hardstandings, drainage and fencing. Both will be built to achieve performance testing in accordance with the requirements of FIFA Quality and surfaced with an artificial turf product to withstand 50+ hours of usage a week.
Philip Morant School & College are a secondary school and college with academy status, situated in Colchester, Essex. The School have recently undergone a large two-storey teaching block expansion, containing drama studios, changing rooms, science labs and a theatre and stage. Along with the teaching block development, Philip Morant School & College require an all-weather pitch to practice and play full size, nine-a-side, seven-a-side and five-a-side football.
The new pitch will include a spectator area, floodlights and be surfaced with a Limonta Sport, rubber and sand filled artificial turf. Limonta Sport, a FIFA preferred producer, manufactures the latest technology of artificial grass. Their expertise translates into the polymers, filaments and unique shapes of the yarn, which guarantees game characteristics that are comparable with the best natural pitches.
Sporting Khalsa Football Club, based at Aspray Arena in Willenhall, West Midlands, were formed in 1991. They have since climbed the league tables and now sit at the top of the Premier Division for the Midland Football League. Following the club’s success, Aspray Arena underwent a refurbishment a couple of years ago, creating a new stand, changing rooms and clubhouse to cater for their growing teams and reputation.
Limonta Smith are renovating the current natural pitch at Aspray Arena, to create an artificial, third generation pitch. Current structures such as retaining walls and fencing will be removed and the ground will be stabilised where a mine shaft once stood. Once constructed, the pitch will be surfaced with a football specific, Limonta Sport synthetic product and enclosed with newly constructed retaining walls and fencing.Both pitches will be completed in March next year.