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PROJECT COMPLETE AT BANKS O'DEE FC BY SPORTEX GROUP

13TH JULY 2021

Sportex Group used the very best woven carpet technology to replace the existing 3G carpet at the football club.

Have a look at this project we completed at Banks O’Dee FC! We used the very best woven carpet technology to replace the existing 3G carpet with a new GreenFields MX Elite 40. The new field has even been tested and certified to FIFA Quality performance standard!

SPORTEX GROUP FIT A GREENFIELDS MX50 CARPET AT BARROWFIELD TRAINING CENTRE

9TH JULY 2021

Sportex Group travelled to Barrowfield Training Centre for a surface fitting.

Check out our fitting of a GreenFields MX50 carpet at Barrowfield training centre! Great work from our surfacing team.

EASTWOOD SPORTS CENTRE AND HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH SPORTEX GROUP TO REFRESH NETBALL MARKINGS

7TH JULY 2021

This week, Sportex Group was in Glasgow for a surfacing update.

Eastwood Sports Centre and High School saw a fresh coat of paint on their two netball courts. Thankfully the weather held up to allow for the markings to dry crisp!


SPORTEX GROUP CHOSEN AS ONE OF SCOTTISH LEISURE NETWORK GROUP (SLNG) BUSINESS PARTNERS

25TH JUNE 2021

This week, Sportex Group chosen as one of Scottish Leisure Network Group (SNLG) Business Partners.

SLNG Chair, Fraser Makeham, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Sportex Group as our Business Partner to the Scottish Leisure Network Group. They are widely recognised within the sector. Our Business Partners are committed to help us to achieve our mission to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and best practice, by enabling member organisations to improve their operations to create positive change in the health and wellbeing within their communities.”


SPORTEX GROUP ACQUIRES LEADING ENGLISH SPORT FACILITY MAINTENANCE COMPANY

17th NOVEMBER 2020

Sportex Group has announced the acquisition of synthetic sports pitch maintenance specialists Technical Surfaces Ltd.

Technical Surfaces is now widely recognised as one of the largest and leading synthetic sports surface maintenance companies in England & Wales, providing specialist and customer-focused maintenance solutions for artificial turf and polymeric sports facilities. This acquisition, combined with Sportex Group’s already-established maintenance division in Scotland, will offer an unrivalled UK-wide maintenance offering, as well as opening up Sportex Group’s unique recycling solution for end-of-life artificial pitches to a wealth of clients across numerous sectors within the sports and leisure industry.


SPORTEX completes project with University of Edinburgh

17th NOVEMBER 2020

Recently, we completed the upgrade of an existing football/rugby 3G field for the University of Edinburgh, at their Peffermill Sports Complex.

In collaboration with Polytan, the Universities specified artificial turf supplier, we delivered a wonderful upgrade. The new 10,400m2 field has passed both World Rugby and FIFA Quality performance standards and as well as both training and competition use football and rugby, the new two-tone green/blue surface will also be used for American Football and Lacrosse.


SPORTEX completes project with St. Andrew’s Lawn Tennis Club

September 2020

Situated in the heart of beautiful, coastal St Andrews in Fife, the tennis club is home to a vibrant community of tennis lovers. The existing facilities consist of seven outdoor courts and three mini-tennis courts with coaching offered at all levels and social tennis for all ages and abilities.

 

It was identified back in 2019 that three of the existing artificial turf courts were in a poor condition, with the existing court levels having deteriorated over time to the point of being a health and safety risk to users. Sportex were chosen to completely reconstruct the profile of the courts which included planing and removing the existing asphalt substrate and installing two new layers of porous asphalt to a consolidated depth of 65mm. The club choose TigerTurf ‘Advantage Pro’ as the new playing surface. Key stage inspections were carried out at critical point of the project to ensure the new facility was delivered in line with current SAPCA code of practice.


SPORTEX completes project with Craigclowan Preparatory School

December 2020

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.


SPORTEX completes project with Telford College

10th December 2020

Telford College commissioned us to work on their indoor football dome. The surface has been completed in time for the coldest months.

The revamping of this indoor 7-a-side football dome involved the removal of the old 3G surface, regrading and key stage inspection of the existing dynamic stone base and the installation of a new 60mm 3G carpet.


SPORTEX Welcomes Andrew Rintoul

11th NOVEMBER 2020

In our ever-growing team, we are thrilled to be welcoming Andrew Rintoul to SPORTEX as our new Maintenance Coordinator.

 

For the past few years, Andrew has been based within the logistics industry. In this capacity, he has developed a wealth of knowledge that will be a great asset to the maintenance department. In Andrew’s words, he is “very excited to be involved with a fast-growing company”, in particular one that is in an industry he has a genuine passion for. Like Andrew, we are looking forward to seeing the future growth of the maintenance division within our group.


SPORTEX Awarded funding from UK Innovate

3rd NOVEMBER 2020

SPORTEX has been awarded funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to support R&D into our pioneering recycling process for old artificial sports pitches.

The grant will help accelerate the development of new plastic recycling technology, in collaboration with our project research partners, plastic experts Impact Solutions Ltd and Queen’s University Belfast.

The investment is part of £130 million awarded to 1,069 UK businesses from the Sustainable Innovation Fund to support single and collaborative R&D projects over the next two years.

Our goal at SPORTEX is to be driving this positive change within all levels of the industry.


SPORTEX Welcomes Ewan Peddie

28TH OCTOBER 2020

We are delighted to welcome Ewan Peddie to SPORTEX as Sales Manager for the maintenance division. 

 

Ewan brings years of incredible experience to the company and we are confident he will prove to be a valuable asset to the group. Ewan started as a machinery and sales demonstrator, progressing quickly to sales manager within the machinery sales market, working with leading industry brands. In this role, Ewan frequently dealt with synthetic turf maintenance machinery, which opened an opportunity to work within the sports turf construction industry. This was an opportunity that involved both the natural and synthetic market, providing Ewan with a wealth of knowledge and industry contacts for his new role at Sportex. 


SPORTEX take up new premises

20TH JULY 2020

After being at our Newbridge premises in Edinburgh since the inception of the company in 2005, SPORTEX have taken up new residence at Abbotsinch Industrial Estate in Grangemouth, approximately 15 miles from the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Our new premises offer fantastic indoor warehouse and office space to cater for the expansion of all group business operations, including the launch of our end-of-life artificial turf recycling solution.

The relocation of the business also adds to what is a new chapter in the history of the business with the introduction of our new identity. We look forward to making Grangemouth our home for years to come.

Sportex Group

10th JULY 2020

Great picture of the recently refurbished hockey pitch for the MOD complete with RAF roundel logo using @TigerTurfUK Evo Pro. @SAPCA quality.
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UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH CHOOSE SPORTEX

5TH JULY 2020

SPORTEX are delighted to be chosen by University of Edinburgh as their preferred contractor for the refurbishment of their existing 10,000m2 duel 3G football/rugby facility.

Following on from the successful delivery of a new water-based hockey field in 2017, we are delighted to be working with the universities nominated synthetic turf manufacturer, Polytan GMBH, to deliver another world class synthetic turf facility to compliment an already phenomenal array of training and competition facilities that rivals anything else in UK.


WORKS BEGINS ON BURNLEY FIVE PITCH REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

1ST JULY 2020

Five community school facilities in Burnley will all be receiving newly refurbished outdoor synthetic turf pitches this summer to be enjoyed when children finally return to school in September.

The existing artificial turf fields at Burnley Campus, Unity College, Shuttleworth College, Hameldon College and Marsden Heights will either be receiving a new sand-dressed or 40mm 3G artificial surface. The surface chosen by each school reflects the sports and activities favoured at each venue, with each school getting additional painted markings to maximise the versatility of activities on each surface. Associated works at also planned at each venue including new sports equipment and perimeter fence repairs.