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Case Study: St Leonards-Mayfield School


Mayfield, East Sussex


St Leonards-Mayfield School

Operations Director:

Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd

Surface System:

Lano Excelsior 18L

Contract Value:£750,000
Works Began:April 2008
Handover of all site works:September 2008
St Leonards-Mayfield School

Project: Sand Dressed Hockey Pitch, Tennis Courts and Car Park

  • Extension and Complete Reconstruction of Hockey Pitch
  • 8 New Tennis Courts
  • New Car Park
  • Long Jump
  • Markings for Hockey, Tennis and Athletics
  • Environmental Improvement Works
  • Large Retaining Walls
  • DDA Access Pathways

A two-phase, Design and Build Project to provide new sports facilities.  Phase 1 was to extend and completely reconstruct the old Redgra hockey pitch, providing a Sand Dressed artificial surface to meet the FIH National Standard.  The pitch is marked out for hockey, tennis and athletics, with the added benefit of a long jump pit adjacent, enabling athletics practice throughout the year.  

Stabilisation works were carried out to the pitch base as the ground conditions were very heavy clay.  A reinforced, insitu-concrete retaining wall was designed and built along one end of the pitch to separate the storm attenuation pond.

A Car Park was constructed as part of a new traffic management scheme and connecting pathways installed to link the sports facilities.

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