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RAF Cosford

RAF COSFORD

DEFENCE INFRASTRUCTURE ORGANISATION

SURFACING

HOCKEY

SHROPSHIRE

Sportex gets their flying colours in delivering
a new Tiger Turf, hockey landmark for
RAF Cosford.

RAF Cosford in Shropshire is a major part of the Defence College of Technical Training (DCTT). It is at the centre of the RAF’s mission to deliver flexible, affordable, modern and effective technical training, that meets the needs of the UK’s Armed Forces now and into the future. The RAF School of Physical Training is situated at RAF Cosford with excellent facilities, including artificial turf, hockey and football pitches, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and two large gymnasia for all indoor activities.

With a thriving hockey community at the base, SPORTEX were delighted to be chosen to upgrade the tired, existing hockey facility. The existing artificial turf and insitu shockpad were removed and replaced with a proven sand-dressed texturised monofilament artificial turf by TigerTurf. The new playing surface was installed over a new in-situ bound rubber performance shockpad layer. Permanent line markings for hockey were inlaid into the surface, along with cross pitch D’s for recreational hockey and football use. The perimeter fence line was remedaited to impart greater durability with additional 2m netting installed to extend ball-stop capability. New team shelters, storage and access decontamination were  installed, and new hockey and football goal equipment completed the remodelled sporting facility.

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Sector

Ministry of Defence


Facility Size

108m x 62m


Finished Surface

TigerTurf Evo PRO


Performance Standard

FIH National Class 1


Bespoke Requirements

At the clients request, the unmistakable RAF ‘Roundel’ logo was installed into the centre circle of the new surface giving a unique and eye-catching identify to the new facility.

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Peffermill Sport Complex

Peffermill Sport Complex

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

SURFACING

HOCKEY

EDINBURGH

University opts for Polytan’s innovative Olympic surface for internationally certified pitch.

Peffermill, is Scotland’s National Hockey Academy with two floodlit, water based astroturf pitches as its centrepiece. Peffermill’s pitches are home to University of Edinburgh’s mens’ and womens’ hockey clubs, as well as a training and competition venue for other national and local league club teams. Furthermore, Peffermill was the first venue in Scotland to be formally certified to stage international hockey competitions.

SPORTEX were delighted to continue their long-standing working relationship with the University by the commission of one of the existing water-based facilities. After the removal of the existing carpet and worn shockpad from the site, a detailed survey and assessment of the sub-base was undertaken to ensure the tolerances continued to comply with the requirements of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Global Performance Standard.

New in-situ bound SBR shockpad was installed over the engineered base and surfaced with ‘Poligras Platinum CoolPlus’, a premium and innovative product, manufactured by Polytan. The surface chosen by the University for the project was the sole elite hockey surface used at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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Sector

Education


Facility Size

101m x 63m


Performance Standard

FIH Global


Finished Surface

Polytan Platinum Coolplus

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Kinross Hockey Club

Kinross Hockey Club

KINROSS HOCKEY CLUB

SURFACING

HOCKEY

KINROSS, PERTHSHIRE

Kinross Hockey gets a colourful upgrade that delivers FIH National Performance standards.

Kinross Hockey Club in Perthshire, has a well-established reputation
for successful hockey development. In 2017, they wanted to investigate upgrading their existing full size 2G hockey facility.

SPORTEX were chosen to work with the club in designing and executing the refurbishment of their 20 year old sand-filled artificial turf facility. The project was to deliver a facility that met the International Hockey Federation (FIH) National Performance Standard.

After confirming that the existing engineered asphalt base conformed
to the tolerances required – a new 15mm rubber bound insitu shockpad was installed, followed by TigerTurf’s premium sand-dressed hockey surface, in a striking two-tone colour combination. Inlaid hockey lines in white completed the installation of the new field along with the provision of new hockey goal equipment.

Sector

Sports Club


Facility Size

97.5m x 61m


Performance Standard

FIH National Class 1


Finished Surface

TigerTurf Evo PRO

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SPORTEX were thoroughly diligent and professional from initial bidding to handover of the new facility. They have fully justified our faith and confidence in them to deliver a first-class facility.”

A. MONTFORD

CHAIR,
KINROSS HOCKEY CLUB

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Hutchesons' Grammar School

HUTCHESONS'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

HUTCHESONS’ GRAMMAR SCHOOL

SURFACING

ATHLETICS

WEST LOTHIAN

SPORTEX delivers on time, the tough
schedule set by Hutcheons’ Grammar School
to comprehensively refurbish their entire
track surface.

Hutchesons’ Grammar School is a co-educational, independent school in the south-side of Glasgow. Founded in 1641, the school has a long-held record of academic achievement and offers pupils an unrivalled choice of extra-curricular activities at its primary and secondary schools.

The school formally instructed SPORTEX to carry out a full cleaning, retexturing and relining of the entire track surface to bring it back to life after its performance and appearance had deteriorated in the last couple of years.

Works to athletics track are notoriously sensitive to weather conditions, so careful planning and management of the project were critical to ensuring that it progressed in a timely manner, and within the tough deadline set by the school.

Sector

Independent School


Facility Size

6 lane, 8 lane straight


Finished Surface

Porous PU

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Tiger Turf ’40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf
  • 15mm insitu shockpad
  • Tiger Turf ’40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf
  • Tiger Turf ’40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf

ACCREDITATIONS

FIFA 1″
FIH accredited


ACCREDITATIONS

FIFA 1″
FIH accredited


ACCREDITATIONS

FIFA 1″
FIH accredited

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John Wright Sports Centre

JOHN WRIGHT SPORTS CENTRE

SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COUNCIL

SURFACING

ATHLETICS

EAST KILBRIDE

Despite the weather, SPORTEX delivers a new polymeric surface, for a new athletics season and all on schedule.

The athletics stadium at the John Wright Sports Centre was opened in 1989, by Sir Steve Ovett. The area has a 400 metre, eight lane, porous polymeric athletics track, with infield athletics facilities for javelin, discus, hammer and high, long and triple.

After a competitive tender process, SPORTEX were chosen as the main contractor for the refurbishment of the entirety of the polymeric surfacing at the athletics stadium. The existing polymeric, was moss and algae treated, before thorough, deep-cleaning using a unique water process, specifically designed for athletics’ track cleaning.

Once the cleanliness of the surface had been inspected and approved, a new ‘structure coat’ was applied, as a spray finish of red coloured EPDM (rubber) granules and pigmented polyurethane. Finally, all lane, hurdle and event markings, were set out and painted using a specialist 2-part polyurethane paint.

The project was delivered on time, and ready for the new athletics season, despite challenging weather conditions, much to the delight and surprise of the athletics clubs that use the facility on a daily basis.

Sector

Local Authority


Facility Size

4 lane, 100m sprint


Finished Surface

Porous PU

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Cargilfield School

CARGILFIELD SCHOOL

CARGILFIELD SCHOOL

SURFACING

HOCKEY

EDINBURGH

Comprehensive Sportex specialist sports construction and civil engineering project with innovative undersurface.

Cargilfield School is attended by more than 300 girls and boys, aged 3-13 years and is the oldest independent boarding and day prep school in Scotland. The school’s rich environment conveys a real sense of achievement and momentum along with the broad curriculum and commitment to academic, creative, cultural and sporting excellence.

SPORTEX was selected to provide specialist sports construction and civil engineering skills in building a new 90m x 60m, fully equipped artificial turf pitch for hockey and tennis, supported by a newly refurbished, three court tennis facility. The new build specification was an engineered macadam construction, incorporating a lateral drainage system; overlaid by an in-situ bound rubber shock pad. High quality 18mm TigerTurf ‘EVO PRO’ sand-dressed artificial turf was installed for both the new hockey facility and the refurbished tennis courts. Both facilities had 868 rigid panel weld mesh perimeter fencing installed, and were furnished with a full complement of hockey and tennis sports equipment, along with LED floodlighting.

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Sector

Independent School


Facility Size

82m x 53m


Finished Surface

TigerTurf Evo PRO


Performance Standard

FIH National Class 1


Bespoke Requirements

The refurbished tennis court facility was installed with TenCate Ecocept® Performance Sports Base, an advanced innovative porous pavement, specially developed to use below synthetic sports turf surfaces. The base acts as a combined structural layer and shock pad, ensuring a stable surface, whilst reducing the loads experienced by players. It also reduces the impact on the environment, as it is almost entirely made from recycled materials, including recycled synthetic pitches.

The project was delivered on budget and we are delighted with both the quality of the build and the after sales service and maintenance support. I would not hesitate to recommend SPORTEX for similar projects.”

J. COLLINS

BURSAR,
CARGILFIELD SCHOOL

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Halihill Sports Trust

Halihill Sports Trust

HALIHILL SPORTS TRUST

SURFACING

ATHLETICS

DUNBAR, EAST LOTHIAN

SPORTEX’s new six lane, athletics track,
now allows Dunbar athletes, year-round
training access.

Hallhill, is the major sports hub for the Dunbar area in East Lothian. The Trust, incorporates seven sports clubs across various sporting disciplines and provides facilities for numerous other physical activities. The model for the sports hub, is to provide affordable sport and community facilities through a social enterprise approach – community facilities owned by the community for the community.

In 2018 SPORTEX were chosen to provide a new 6 lane, 70m athletics sprint straight. The work was part of a wider project, to deliver a newly refurbished full-size synthetic turf hockey pitch.

This new facility for the local athletics club and wider community, is a welcome addition to the current facilities at Hallhill. It provides year-round usage for the local athletics club, allowed for by the floodlighting from the adjacent hockey pitch, and is a vast improvement from training, on wet damaged grass, during the winter months.

Sector

Community Sports Trust


Facility Size

4 lane, 80m sprint


Finished Surface

Porous PU

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Newlands Lawn Tennis Club

NEWLANDS LAWN TENNIS CLUB

SPORTS CLUB

MAINTENANCE

TENNIS

GLASGOW

After successfully refurbishing the 7 outdoor courts at Newlands LTC in 2012, SPORTEX continued their relationship with one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in Scotland by providing a tailored maintenance and aftercare package to suit the elite surface installed.

SPORTEX are proud to the clubs first choice for all their repair and maintenance requirements which includes pro-active weed/moss treatments and specialist deep clean visits under a customised service agreement.

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Montrose Football Club

MONTROSE FOOTBALL CLUB

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB

MAINTENANCE

FOOTBALL

MONTROSE

SPORTEX have been the trusted maintenance partner of Montrose Football Club for a number of years, providing unique deep clean and decompaction visits on a quarterly basis to their elite 3G artificial surface.

It is imperative that the 3G surface meets the performance standard of FIFA Quality PRO on an annual basis and therefore the work SPORTEX carry out, augmenting the hard work the clubs full time groundsman carries regularly carries out ensures that the football club have one of the best surfaces to train and competitively play on.

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Western Wildcats Hockey Club

WESTERN WILDCATS HOCKEY CLUB

SPORTS CLUB

MAINTENANCE

HOCKEY

EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

SPORTEX have regularly been providing specialist maintenance on the clubs water-based synthetic turf pitch since its installation back in 2012.

As part of our ongoing service to the hockey club, we were asked to carry out a specialist deep clean of the entire surface through our maintenance division, Replay Maintenance. Utilising our unique ‘AquaTrax’ process which combines pressure washing and vacuum extraction, the ingrained algae and silt contamination was removed to the delight of the client.

The work that Replay carried out was abolsutely outstanding.
The pitch is playing as good as new.”

A. SCOTT

Club President

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