Smith Construction were employed by Traction Sport to design and construct a brand new Hockey Pitch at St Michael’s Preparatory School.
The area where the pitch was going to be built was made up of layers of weathered chalk, boulder chalk and hard chalk with fissures. Smith Construction had to create a very precise drainage, excavation and stabilisation plan, without this plan the pitch was at risk of being unstable, slumping and sliding.
Once Smith Construction had overcome the problematic ground works, we were then challenged by the global pandemic, Covid-19. However, we didn’t let this stop us and continued working throughout to complete this pitch, with strict Covid measures put in place.
Once complete, St Michael’s Preparatory School can boost a brand new, start of the art hockey pitch. Finished with TigerTurf’s Evo Pro carpet, fencing, flood lighting and macadam spectator area.
- Size – 97.40 x 59.00m
- Extensive Cut and Fill works across the area
- Ground stabilisation
- Carpet gripper system
- Alternative synthetic turf colour to the surround
- Brand new LED 8 column floodlighting system