St. Andrew’s Lawn Tennis Club

ST. ANDREW'S LAWN TENNIS CLUB

FIFE

SURFACING

TENNIS

ST. ANDREW’S

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.

Sector

Sports club


Facility Size

51m x 36.5m


Performance Standard

ITF pace rating 4


Finished surface

TigerTurf ‘Advantage PRO’


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The Gleneagles Hotel

THE GLENEAGLES HOTEL

PERTHSHIRE 

SURFACING

TENNIS

GLENEAGLES

Regularly voted as one of the worlds best hotel, The Gleneagles Hotel has a long-standing reputation for luxury and grandeur. Sportex were thrilled to be chosen as the preferred contractor to refurbish their existing outdoor four court tennis block.

The work included removing an old and tired artificial turf carpet before setting to work on the underlying asphalt. New perimeter kerbing, tennis post sockets, new regulating asphalt performance surface as well as a brand-new perimeter fence complete with viewing area made up the main scope of works for the project. Finally, the completed courts were finished in a striking two-tone green acrylic paint finish to complement the beautiful natural landscape of hotel and its surroundings.

Sportex were delighted to deliver this project for one of the most iconic hotel brands in the world.

Sector

Hotel


Facility Size

60.5m x 36.5m


Finished Surface

Painted Asphalt


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University of Edinburgh

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Peffermill Sports Complex

SURFACING

MULTIUSE

EDINBURGH

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.

This was a great project for the University in the continuous development of its sporting facilities.

Sector

Education


Facility Size

126.5m x 82.5m


Performance Standard

FIFA Quality and World Rugby


Finished surface

Polytan ‘LigaTurf RS+ 260 22/4’


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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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Livingston Football Club

Livingston Football Club

ALMONDVALE STADIUM

SURFACING

FOOTBALL

WEST LOTHIAN

Livingston Football Club join professional trend and swap from natural turf to Greenfield’s MX Elite 50.

Following in the recent trend by numerous professional and semi professional Scottish Football Clubs, Livingston FC decided to convert their existing natural turf stadium pitch to 3G in summer 2018. Prior to contracting the project, the club specified Greenfields high end 3G woven system; MX Elite, for their final playing surface. As a premier partner of Greenfields, Sportex were appointed as the main contractor for the project.

After undertaking the initial excavation and groundworks to remove the topsoil, pitch drainage was installed alongside a dynamic stone and open textured asphalt base. This was followed by the installation of a preformed shock pad and Greenfields ‘MX Elite 50’ artificial turf. The project was completed by the installation of fencing, floodlighting and sports equipment supplied for both rugby and football.

On completion of the project, the newly installed field was independently tested and approved to FIFA Quality PRO performance standards.

Sector

Professional Football Club


Facility Size

115m x 72m


Finished Surface

Greenfields MX Elite 50


Performance Standard

FIFA Quality PRO 1

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The football club and in particular the playing staff, are delighted with the completed new surface and how SPORTEX planned and delivered the project within exceptionally tight timescales.”

J. WARD

CLUB DIRECTOR,
LIVINGSTON FOOTBALL CLUB

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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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Broadwood Stadium

Broadwood Stadium

NORTH LANARKSHIRE LEISURE

SURFACING

FOOTBALL

BROADWOOD

Showcase Broadwood Stadium choose Sportex for complete refurb of 10,000 m2 pitch.

Broadwood Stadium is widely regarded as the jewel in the crown for sports facilities in North Lanarkshire. It is home to Clyde Football Club, who play in the Scottish Football League as well as Cumbernauld Colts Football Club who compete in the Scottish Lowland League.

Sportex were honoured to be chosen as the preferred contractor for the upgrade of the existing 10,000m2 3G stadium pitch, replacing the tired existing surface with the favoured surface of the Scottish Football community; Greenfields ‘MX Elite’.

The new surface achieved FIFA Quality PRO performance standard and Sportex additionally supplied a range of ancillary items, including new team shelters, synthetic turf pitch surround logos, signage and maintenance machinery.

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Sector

Sports Trust


Facility Size

119m x 76.5m


Finished Surface

Greenfields MX Elite


Performance Standard

FIFA Quality PRO / World Rugby R22

“North Lanarkshire Leisure have worked with Ecosse Sports over a number of projects to help deliver our extensive sports pitch replacement programme. All projects were delivered on time and on budget with the highest quality of work.

G. MCMAHON

AREA MANAGER,
NORTH LANARKSHIRE LEISURE

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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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