We were founded in 1979 as a family building firm with strong values and continue to grow the business with our focus on “doing the job the right way”. Developing lasting relationships with our clients, staff and suppliers is a measure of our care and commitment throughout everything we do.

Business Structure

Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd are a civil engineering and construction company who specialise in sports surfaces and facilities. We are part of the Melbourne Holdings Group of Companies.

Our business has grown over 40 years in to the multi-skilled construction organisation it is today. We have an all-inclusive, flexible approach to our projects where we work together with shared vision and objectives.

Operating from our head office premises in Lincolnshire, our business is conducted in all counties throughout the UK.

We manage our business with an internal divisional structure where all divisional teams share knowledge and information.

Smith Construction’s projects often require the services of a number of in-house teams, where management of quality, resources and skills is the responsibility of each divisional manager and their team. This ensures we have close control over quality standards, project timescales and budgets.



Independent Schools Football Association oversees football in independent schzools in the United Kingdom. The ISFA is affiliated to the Football Association. The chairman is former Premier League and FIFA referee David Elleray and the CEO is Mark Dickson.

Smith Construction are pleased to have been partners of Independent Schools Football association since 2017.  We are their “Official Partner for Artificial Surfaces for Sport” and we also sponsor their U18, U15, U13 and U11 Girls Cup competitions. 

The U13 and U11 Cup Tournaments are small sided football competitions played in the summer term. The National Finals 2021 will be held at Hertfordshire FA headquarters in Letchworth, which is a 3G pitch designed and constructed by Smith Construction.

Limonta Smith JV Ltd

Smith Construction and FIFA Preferred Producers’ Limonta Spa have been trading together for many years. In 2010, Smith Construction and Limonta Spa formed a formal partnership to bid for the national framework of contracts for the design and construction of 3G turf pitches. We continue our successful partnership and currently operate on the third 4-year term contract with Sport England, The FA, Premier League and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport.

Advanced development of artificial 3G football and rugby turf coupled with the superb quality of its manufacturing operations keep the company at the forefront of the worlds artificial turf producers.

Sustainability and Environment

At Smith Construction our aim is always to improve our sustainability in terms of our environment and health and safety, for communities, clients and our workforce. We are committed to make a positive difference through our construction projects and business operations.

Our objective is to create and maintain a caring attitude towards what we do and how we do it. We approach each of our projects with a view to minimising the environmental impact and carbon footprint. Starting with facility design, through to facility operations, we recognise we have a role to play to ensure long-term sustainability for future generations.

We identify and manage our environmental impacts in a number of ways; we introduced hybrid vehicles to our fleet, we responsibly source materials, we use recycled whenever possible, reduce transport movements to our sites, reduce waste and packaging and we select biodegradable or recyclable products and components.


Limonta Smith JV have been selected for inclusion on the national framework of contractors by Sport England, The FA, Premier League and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport for the National Framework for the Design and Construction of Artificial Turf Pitches 2020 – 2024.

Project Funding

Smith construction have assisted schools, colleges and clubs with feasibility studies and grant applications for all manner of facilities, both new and refurbishment. We can facilitate competitive loans and operating leases to get the project built.

Our knowledge and understanding can help to secure competitive funding options within just a few weeks for new sports facilities, buildings and other infrastructure.

SMITH ADVANTAGE - Sports Funding

Smith Construction can open up a world of opportunity to play better sport with a simple, streamlined funding solution; SMITH ADVANTAGE.

 A flexible, tried and tested approach to sports development funding for brand new sports surfaces and existing facility refurbishment without the long wait.

We can help to realise your vision for state-of-the-art sports facilities with total or part funding schemes right now. 

Sports facility projects of all types and sizes are eligible. Developments are funded typically over a period of time, anywhere between 3-7 years. Because no two projects are the same, clients can decide on the most suitable funding period for them.

Smith Construction have been at the forefront of the sports design and build industry for more than 40 years, with a vast experience of football, hockey, tennis, cricket, multi-sports and athletics surfaces. We can provide feasibility, design and planning services with construction for all sports surfaces, changing blocks and pavilions.

If you are thinking of developing your sports provision for your own use or external lettings, let us help you to get it off the ground!


Smith Builders founded as building and civil engineering firm
Smith Tarmac Division established to provide estate roads and sports surfaces
Company incorporated as Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd
Smith Construction 1st company to invest in tracked pavers in the sports industry
Smith Maintenance Division established to care for artificial pitches and athletics tracks
Company moved to new HQ at Heckington
Smith Sports Civils Division pioneered lime and cement stabilisation techniques for sports surface construction
First full-sized 3G football pitch installed by Smith Sports Civils
Smith formed a joint venture company with world turf producer Limonta to design and build 3G pitches for The FA, RFU and Football Foundation
Smith selected for athletics warm up tracks and stabilisation at London 2012 Olympics
Smith Construction celebrates 40th Anniversary


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