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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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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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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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Craigclowan

CRAIGCLOWAN

PERTHSHIRE

SURFACING

MULTIUSE

PERTH

The school is located to the south of the Fair City of Perth, in a wonderful rural setting with stunning countryside views including the impressive Kinnoull Hill. In keeping with the schools modern and impressive facilities for pupils and staff, it was decided in 2020 to upgrade their existing artificial turf facility which was used predominantly for the schools hockey and tennis programmes.

Sportex were delighted to be awarded to contract to deliver on the schools requirements. The scope of works included the installation of a new insitu shockpad and sand-dressed artificial turf carpet in two-tone green blue to replace the old shockpad/carpet system. The existing asphalt based, once exposed methodically inspected for compliance, was found to be in a good and stable condition for accepting the new components.

We are very happy to have worked with the school on this project and compliment a number of Perthshire independent schools that we have delivered first class sports facilities over the last few years.

Sector

Independent School


Facility Size

85m x 49m


Performance Standard

FIH National Class 1


Finished surface

TigerTurf ‘Evo Pro’


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