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Case Study: St Paul’s Catholic College


Burgess Hill, West Sussex


St Paul’s Catholic College

Design & Construct:

Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd 

Surface System:

Lano Excelslor 18L

Contract Value:£530,000
Works Began:August 2006
Handover of all site works:November 2006
St Paul’s Catholic College

Project: FIH National Standard Sand Dressed Hockey Pitch

  • Large Earth Moving/Cut and Fill
  • Ground Stabilisation – due to low CBR’s and Made Up Ground
  • Sand Dressed All-Weather Hockey Pitch with Low-glare Floodlighting
  • Pathways and Tiered Viewing Areas Between Pitch and Tennis Courts
  • DDA Access, Steps and Link Road
  • Tennis Courts Low-Glare Floodlighting
  • Ongoing Synthetic Surface Care and Maintenance

Turnkey Design and Build contract to provide sand dressed hockey pitch to meet the FIH National Standard.  The facility includes a sustainable drainage system, disabled access, steps and vehicle link road.  

The tiered, reinforced, insitu-concrete viewing area was designed to provide spectator standing to the full length of the pitch.  The installation also provided an ideal value engineering solution to negate the need to import materials to raise the levels on the new pitch.

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