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Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities

   08-Jan-2016

 

Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities 

 

Since being awarded Academy status St Aiden’s CE Technical College, Fylde Coast, Lancashire, has made the decision to invest its own resources in order to maintain the schools high quality sports facilities.

    

As part of Lancashire County Council’s multi-million pound School Playing Field Improvement Programme project for 2002 – 2012 the College underwent major sports turf improvements with the work completed in 2012.

 

Since the completion of the work many schemes like it across the country have been affected by pressures from the economic climate, putting the financial responsibility of general and essential maintenance work of the facility on the college.

 

Duncan Ross sports turf specialist contractors was the major contractor on the development. 

 

The work covered the design and installation of an intensive piped drainage system to existing playing fields to improve sportsturf availability and playing capacities. 

 

To do this Duncan Ross were required to conduct detailed site surveys and investigation of existing drainage provisions before submitting their own drainage scheme design proposals.

Using the latest laser guided technology a new primary piped drainage system comprising the installation of circa 5,600m of pipe was constructed, with strategically placed silt chambers and manholes for future maintenance.

 

Drainage intensification, involving the installation of circa 26,500m of 50x300mm slit drains at 1.0m centres across the line of lateral, piped field drains. Followed by the supply and application of over 800 tonnes of medium fine sand dressing.

 

Finishing processes of vertidraining, cultivation, seeding and fertilising the playing surfaces, run-off areas and surrounding grass surfaces totalling 29,000m2 completed the work.

 

“Duncan Ross Contractors came highly recommended by our local council,” said John Armfield spokesman for St Aiden’s College. “The quality of work completed to-date is of the highest standard. I would also happily recommend them to anyone considering undertaking this type of extensive improvements to their sports turf provision.”

 

The original development at St Aidan’s was one of many successful projects undertaken for between 2002 and 2012 as part of a county wide improvement programme. The objective was to improve the standard of the existing playing fields and to maximise usage of the sports turf surfaces throughout the school fixture year. 

 

Duncan Ross contractors continue to provide regular annual maintenance to St. Aiden’s to ensure the facilities are always in peak condition.

 

 

 

"We like a challenge and will consider any project large or small. We look to the goals of our customers and work with them to exceed their expectations. From our initial consultation through implementation, completion and after care service, there are no surprises or hidden costs. We encourage open communication throughout, underpinned by an uncompromising level of safety, attention to detail, customer service and environmental care.

We have the necessary technical expertise, experience, very latest plant and equipment, and the dedicated in-house specialist staff to ensure that you are provided with the very best service. Our experience in the field of turf management and maintenance, plus our unrivalled skills in drainage projects, guarantee excellent results. Effective planning and overall project management means that the projects are delivered on time and within budget."

 

Duncan Ross
Managing Director