Primary drainage installation
Artificial hockey pitch
Artificial surface
Aerial view of artifical sports facilities

Melksham Oak Community School, Wiltshire

Construction of natural and synthetic sports facilities

The scope of work included for the construction of 9 no natural turf pitches and artificial facilities including hockey pitch, MUGA, cricket practice nets and long jump. MJ Abbott secured the contract following a successful tender submission with Cowlin Construction.

MJ Abbott carried out the following scope of works:

Natural Turf

  • Removal of vegetation from 15 hectare area of existing topsoil
  • Strip clean topsoil to full depth and stockpile in a weather protected heap outside of construction areas
  • Cut and fill 35,000m³ of subsoil using laser controlled dozer and excavators to create level plateau
  • Primary drainage installation with laterals at 5 metres centres
  • Secondary drainage in the form of forced sand slitting at 1 metre centres to the entire plateau
  • Subsoil decompaction, topsoil re-spread, 1200 tonnes of sand applied and ameliorated into the topsoil, cultivations and seeding
  • Installation of cricket square
  • Carry out 2 year full maintenance regime.

Synthetic Facilities

  • Construction of synthetic hockey pitch complete with provision of goals and nets
  • Construction of MUGA comprising 5 no tennis/netball courts
  • Installation of long jump, high jump, shot put and discus circles, cricket practice nets and artificial cricket wicket.

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