Smith Construction begins work on new 3G Pitch at Wales High School, Sheffield

Construction has begun on creating a new 3G pitch at Wales High School, Sheffield, which will transform football facilities within the area.

This full sized LED floodlit 3G Artificial Grass Pitch is being installed by Smith Construction, the UK’s leading sports surface builder.  Located on the school’s front playing field, the project includes new fencing, spectator areas, goal recesses and an access pathway connecting to the artificial grass pitch.  The pitch will be line marked to allow football, 9 a side football, 7 a side football and 5 a side football. The pitch surface uses Limonta Diamond p+ 50mm from Limonta Sport.

The new facilities have been funded via the Football Foundation Framework.  Work is due to be completed by early autumn, in time for the new season’s games.

Once complete, the pitch will provide an invaluable sports facility for students at Wales High School.  There are currently over 1,800 students at the comprehensive school.  Local teams and clubs from the surrounding community will have access to the pitch all year round, and it will also be home to Wales High School community partner, Kiveton Park Football Club.

Pepe Di’lasio, Headteacher says, “The new sports facility will be key in supporting the students at Wales High school, as well as grassroots sports in the local community and beyond.  Working in partnership with Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA and other football partners, we aim to maximise the use of the facilities at the School and enable more people across our community to enjoy the benefits of playing regular sport.”

“We are pleased to be able to provide Wales High School with a superb new football facility which will benefit the school and local community. As experts in the provision of sports surfaces, we can provide exactly what they need.  Our expert in-house design, civil engineering and surface installation gives us complete control over quality, programme and absolute design assurance for our clients,” commented Managing Director, Ken Smith.

Smith Construction has an enviable reputation as one of the leading sports surface builder in the UK.  We design, construct and maintain artificial and natural sports surfaces to a very high standard.  Our project portfolio covers artificial and natural grass sports fields, car parks, pavilions, changing rooms and landscaping. We are independent contractors possessing an excellent reputation for providing high quality service, innovative design solutions and pioneering building methods. Our pitches have been installed at some of the country’s most prestigious schools throughout the UK.