Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd will help fulfil Abbey Gate College’s ‘sporting vision’ with the construction of a full size artificial turf pitch this summer.
The school completed phase one of the vision in June 2016 with the development of a Sports and Teaching Pavilion, which includes changing rooms, a fully equipped gym and training room.
The all-weather pitch will be a start-of-the-art sand dressed pitch, complete with floodlighting and fencing. The new artificial pitch will be suitable for a variety of sports including hockey, tennis, and football training.
The pitch will significantly increase the time the pupils will be able to devote to play sport, practise skills and participate in competitive fixtures.
Headmistress, Tracy Pollard, said, ‘there is a real need for accessible sporting facilities in the local area and our aim is to be able to invite local people in the local community via their school or sports clubs to use the facilities.
The addition of an all-weather pitch to our existing facilities will truly enable us to turn our vision into a reality – to provide outstanding sporting opportunities for everyone today and for many generations to come.’
Managing Director of Smith Construction, Ken Smith, said “We are delighted to have secured this exciting project for Abbey Gate College. It is great to be involved with a project which means so much to the school and local area. We are looking forward to starting on site and creating a facility for many to enjoy for years to come.’