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Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club — Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club     Duncan Ross has executed the vision of renowned golf course architect, Jonathan Gaunt, with the fabrication of four bunkers at Astbury Golf Club, which ....

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Duncan Ross carries out essential work after Floods at Edenhall & Langwathby Cricket & Football Club —  Duncan Ross carries out essential work after Floods at Edenhall & Langwathby Cricket & Football Club    Duncan Ross has carried out essential turf rejuvenation work at Edenhall and ....

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Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club —  Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club Duncan Ross sportsturf contractor has finished the last stage of a four-year drainage project on ....

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Duncan Ross helps Bolton R.U.F.C build for the future —    Duncan Ross helps Bolton R.U.F.C build for the future   Like all grass roots sports rugby has its challenges when it comes to providing facilities and quality playing surfaces, ....

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First ever established drainage systems installed on greens at Wolstanton Golf Course —  First ever established drainage systems installed on greens at Wolstanton Golf Course   Duncan Ross – specialist sportsturf contractors – has completed a project at Wolstanton Golf Club, based just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, to install the courses’ first ....

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Duncan Ross to expand its contracting services in 2016 —  Duncan Ross to expand its contracting services in 2016  Duncan Ross, specialist sportsturf contractor, will be exhibiting at BTME 2016 in Harrogate as the company looks to expand on its recent successes.   As always the main focus ....

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New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors —  New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors   2015 marked a moment in history for Egremont Amateur rugby league football club (ARLFC). This was ....

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Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities —   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 ....

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Duncan Ross drainage breathes new life into the pitches at Bolton RUFC —  Duncan Ross drainage breathes new life into the pitches at Bolton RUFC Duncan Ross sportsturf construction and drainage contractors has completed a major project to install drainage and renovate the pitches at Lancashire based Bolton RUFC.  ....

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Heswall Golf Club retains historic course features —  Duncan Ross project at Heswall Golf Club retains historic course features   LANCASHIRE-based Duncan Ross Contractors have completed a project at Heswall Golf Club, Wirral, to remove a ditch and carry out drainage improvements.   Heswall Golf Course stands ....

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BLEC SEEDER ADDED TO DUNCAN ROSS FLEET — DUNCAN ROSS CONTRACTORS, the leading north-west specialist in landscaping, sportsturf and drainage, has taken delivery of a heavy duty BLEC disc seeder. The 2.2metre seeder has been added to the extensive fleet of machinery owned by ....

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DUNCAN ROSS GETS GO AHEAD ON FOUR NEW PITCHES AT HULTON PARK —   THE diggers have arrived at Hulton Lane playing fields in Bolton ready to kick-start work building four new football pitches. The long-awaited £474,000 sports development will include changing rooms, toilets and a new car park. ....

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WHAM FARM FINDS A SOLUTION TO FARM FLOOD THREAT —   Duncan Ross, drainage contractor, has installed a reversible pumping station at Whams Farm in Lancashire. The objective is to prevent extensive flood damage occurring again this winter, by managing the water levels on the farm. ....

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ACADEMY INVESTS OWN RESOURCES IN MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARD SPORTS TURF FACILITIES — St Aiden’s CE Technical College, Fylde Coast, Lancashire, since being awarded Academy status has taken the decision to invest its own resources in the maintenance of the schools superb sportsturf playing facilities.  A major sports ....

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CLITHEROE GOLF CLUB MANAGER PRAISES THE EXCELLENCE OF DUNCAN ROSS DRAINAGE WORK —  DUNCAN ROSS, the Ormskirk-based sportsturf contractor, has successfully completed the drainage part of a re-development project at Clitheroe Golf Club, Lancashire, after last winter’s weather caused huge delays. It all began two years ago when the planned ....

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WHEELCHAIRS GET ACCESS TO ANCIENT WOODLANDS IN WILLIAMSON PARK, LANCASTER —     A project to improve access for wheelchairs on the pathways in the ancient woodland Fenham Carr area of Williamson Park in Lancaster, is proving a real benefit to the local community and visitors to the ....

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DRAINAGE TRANSFORMS NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL RUGBY PITCH IN PREPARATION FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 —     Team managers from across the world are looking for training grounds to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Newcastle Royal Grammar School has been highlighted as a potential site and is looking to ....

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New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors

   11-Jan-2016

 New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors

 
2015 marked a moment in history for Egremont Amateur rugby league football club (ARLFC). This was the year when they were finally able to officially open their new pitch at Gillfoot Park, near Whitehaven in Cumbria.
The pitch which had been over 18 months of hard work in the making hosted Egremont Rangers v East Leeds as its first official game in the Kingstone Press National Conference League Premier Division clash. Since then many more games have been played on the pitch that has changed the Clubs fortunes.
This amazing undertaking was the brainchild of Club Chairman and Secretary John Brocklebank, an ex-International Rugby League player and coach, and was implemented by Duncan Ross Ltd sports field construction and drainage contractor, led by Duncan himself.
“This project is not just about today’s games but provides a legacy for future generations” said John “and we are delighted to have worked with Duncan Ross to make it happen.”
Like so many projects, Duncan likes to put his heart and soul into the job, but Egremont has been more than that – as the team have worked tirelessly with the club to deliver a first class pitch in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
To start with the original pitch was shared with the local cricket club which created a certain conflict of interest in the summer when both cricket and rugby were vying for play. Boundaries had to be constantly removed and re-instated. 
The solution was to re-locate the game of rugby to its own site alongside the cricket pitch in order to help Egremont Rangers to thrive as a club and build on their success of qualifying in the top 12 of the National League.
The first issue that needed addressing on the site was ‘how do we achieve a flat surface when the site is on a natural slope?’ This was tackled by Tim Colclough from Tams who created the initial designs for the site which would later be implemented.
This is where Duncan Ross Ltd really demonstrated the extent of their abilities and wide scope of skills. The project was no longer just a pitch construction, but a piece of civil engineering – the site would have to be excavated, graded, drained, (sand) ameliorated, seeded and a retaining wall erected to protect the pitch from natural erosion and slippage.
Consultation and close liaison was required throughout the implementation of the scheme with architects, planning committees, consultants as well as the club officials in order to meet the aspirations and requirements of all.
Additionally, Duncan Ross Ltd agreed to design and build a spectator stand on what used to be a small training area alongside the new pitch, as well as stripping out soil, carrying out earth works, installing drainage infrastructure, cultivating and grading the tilth, importing sand and seedbed, fertilising, seeding, installing sand grooves and putting the rugby posts in place.
The project was finished with fencing and floodlighting to complete what would become a professional, functional and wholly enviable facility for Egremont Rugby Club to be immensely proud of.
“We won this tender on many levels of offering quality, knowledge, expertise and good price,” explained Duncan “But more than that this club deserved something special. They have coped with some very challenging conditions to win huge recognition in their sport.  I am delighted to have been instrumental in delivering them first class facilities to help them achieve even greater successes in the future.”

 

 

"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