MJ Abbott

Installation of new irrigation system

Ffos Las Racecourse, South Wales

Project summary

Irrigation to the first new racecourse constructed in the UK for decades

MJ Abbott secured the contract to install a new irrigation system during the construction of Ffos Las Racecourse following a tender and interview process. The irrigation design was carried out by Roger Davey of Irritech.

The scope of work included:

  • Installation of 180mm diameter mainlines pipework and fire hydrants around the perimeter of the race track
  • All pipework was installed in trenches excavated using MJ Abbott’s rock wheel trencher
  • All pipework features sand backfill and surround
  • Design, fabrication and installation of bespoke pump station
  • Floating suction arrangement from reservoir.

MJ Abbott also installed the drainage system at Ffos Las.

MJ Abbott continues to maintain the irrigation system.

Please accept my thanks for the excellent work by all concerned and particularly the commitment to the project by MJ Abbott on track drainage and irrigation. They have fulfilled their mandate with professionalism and dedication.

David Thursfield

Director, Ffos Las Ltd & Walters Group