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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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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