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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