+44 (0)1529 461500
+44 (0)1529 461463
info@smithsportscivils.co.uk

A new water-based hockey pitch for Malvern College

A new water-based hockey pitch for Malvern CollegePublished 16 November 2016

Smith Construction has completed the new water-based hockey pitch at Malvern College. Work began in July 2016.

Malvern College is a leading independent, co-educational boarding and day school situated on the lower slopes of the beautiful Malvern Hills.  The College provides education for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen and offers a wide and varied range of co-curricular activities with considerable success in hockey.

This new water based hockey pitch has complemented and enhanced Malvern College’s already extensive range of excellent sports facilities.  These include outstanding cricket grounds, an all-weather pitch, tournament quality rackets courts, tennis courts and a large number of natural playing fields, as well as a state-of-the-art sports complex which incorporates a climbing wall, double sports hall, squash courts, shooting range, swimming pool and fitness suite.

To prepare the surface of the water-based pitch, Smith Construction cut, filled and stabilised the ground and laid drainage within the structure.  As the new pitch has been constructed next to an existing all-weather pitch, Smith Construction connected the pitches by constructing a spectator and warm up area, between the two. 

Smith Construction have installed TigerTurf’s Wett Pro 13, a synthetic carpet which has been tested to FIH National Standards. This grain free, shorter, denser carpet supports itself during play, however, requires a layer of water to protect the fibres from rubbing together and overheating.  The hockey pitch is coloured light green to the principal playing area and a darker green to the surrounds. 

Malvern College can now boast a new, sleek, high-performance hockey pitch, which can be played on rain or shine, all year round.


Latest News

Another Partnership with Consultant Traction Sports
Another Partnership with Consultant Traction Sports What a privilege to have been awarded another project from Traction Sports. Smith...
Read Full Story

Smith Construction welcome the Sports Minister and FA Officials on a tour of Monk Brook
Smith Construction welcome the Sports Minister and FA Officials on a tour of new facilities at Monks Brook Eastleigh Borough Council and the...
Read Full Story

Smith Maintenance
Smith Leading Lawns
Tennis Courts
Partnerships
Civil Engineering
Plant Hire
BOMAG
Small Works
Design
Smith Polymeric
Health & Safety
Accreditations
CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
ISOQAR
The Guild of Master Craftsmen
Constructionline
SAPCA - The Sports and Play Construction Association
Builder's Profile
IOG - Institute of Groundsmanship
Sport England
The English Football Association
The Rugby Football Union
International Hockey Federation