Aerial view during construction of facilities
Aerial view during construction of facilities
Aerial view during construction of facilities
Laser grading embankments
Screening topsoil
Primary drainage installation
Forced sand slitting
View of pitches during construction
Topsoil re-spread
Topsoil re-spread and grading
Cricket square construction
Cricket square and outfield prepared ready for seeding
Netball on MUGA

St Mary's High School, Hertfordshire

Construction of natural and synthetic sports facilities

The scope of work included for the construction of 4 no natural turf pitches, cricket square and MUGA. MJ Abbott secured the contract following a successful tender submission to Shepherd Construction.

MJ Abbott carried out the following scope of works:

Natural Turf

  • Removal of vegetation from 5 hectares of existing topsoil
  • Strip clean topsoil to full depth, pass through screener to remove foreign matter and stockpile in a weather protected heap outside of construction areas
  • Cut and fill 33,000m³ of subsoil using laser controlled dozer and excavators to create level plateau areas
  • Primary drainage installation with laterals at 7 metres centres, secondary drainage in the form of forced sand slitting at 1 metre centres to the entire plateau
  • Subsoil de-compaction, topsoil re-spread, cultivations and seeding
  • Installation of cricket square
  • Carry out first year's maintenance regime including grass cutting, spraying and overseeding.

Synthetic Facilities

  • Construction of MUGA comprising tennis/netball courts.

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