MJ Abbott

Sports turf drainage and irrigation


Drainage and irrigation systems for all sports turf applications

MJ Abbott has extensive experience in designing and installing drainage and irrigation systems for all sports turf applications.

We operate a substantial fleet of specialist drainage machinery, which has been manufactured and adapted by our engineers to achieve an efficient and clean installation in all types of ground conditions.

We can also assist in the design and installation of drainage attenuation systems such as underground crate systems and flow control valves to regulate the rate of discharge into drainage outfalls and watercourses to prevent flooding in storm conditions and satisfy local authority requirements.


Sports turf irrigation experts

We install and maintain irrigation systems ranging from manual hose watering points to fully automated and computer-controlled pop up sprinkler systems which are remotely controlled and supported to ensure maximum customer confidence.

We have a large portfolio of sports turf irrigation customers, including the training grounds and stadium pitches of a number of Premier League and EFL football clubs, and Premiership and Championship rugby clubs.

Case Studies

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sports turf experience

Ipswich Town Football Club, Rushmere Training Ground

Drainage to natural turf training pitches

Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton

Primary drainage to outfield at The County Ground

Nottingham Forest Football Club, The City Ground Stadium

Construction of SISGrass stitched hybrid turf stadium pitch

Newcastle United FC, First Team Training Pitches

Construction of SISGrass stitched hybrid turf training pitches

Millwall Football Club, The Den Stadium

Construction of SISGrass stitched hybrid stadium pitch


Sports turf services

Hybrid turf pitch construction

MJ Abbott are experts in the construction of hybrid turf pitches, for training ground and stadium pitch projects for both football and rugby.

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Stitched hybrid pitch systems

MJ Abbott is proud to have been involved with the SISGrass hybrid pitch system from its inception.

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Hybrid mat pitch systems

Hybrid mat systems offer an alternative to stitched hybrid systems. MJ Abbott offers the HERO hybrid grass and ECLIPSE stabilised turf systems in conjunction with County Turf.

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Renovation of hybrid turf pitches

We offer end of season renovation of hybrid turf pitches through Premier Pitches, who have been part of the MJ Abbott group of companies since 2022.

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Natural sports turf construction

With the combined skills of fine turf construction, drainage, irrigation and finishing works, MJ Abbott offers a complete service for the construction of traditional natural sports turf surfaces.

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Artificial sports surfaces

Whether as part of a larger scheme or as a stand-alone project, MJ Abbott offers all aspects of artificial pitch construction.

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Undersoil heating systems

MJ Abbott are experts in undersoil heating for both stadium pitches and training grounds.

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Maintenance and renovation of pitches

Following the construction of natural turf and artificial pitches, we offer a service to bring the facility into play and for on-going maintenance.

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