O’Brien Contractors, winner of Construction News Awards 2014: Tomorrow’s Company, is on the verge of completing two flood alleviation projects, both for specialist sports turf construction and drainage firm, Turfdry. O’Brien’s sports division has carried out a £60k project at The Rayleigh Club’s championship golf course, which has seen the excavation of a number of new ponds and the formation of bunds with the arising’s.

The contractor is also set to complete a £75k river restoration scheme at Firs Farm Playing Fields for Enfield Council. The works involved the excavation of a watercourse stretching between the north-west and north-east corners of the park.

O’Brien Contractors, the first and only large civil engineering firm able to offer turnkey solutions for a range of sports pitch installations, secured the contracts with Turfdry through its investment in cutting edge surveying equipment and state-of-the-art excavators and bulldozers; equipped with GPS control systems which are linked to the design software. This technical capability was pivotal to carrying out the works and assisting in the concept, in terms of creating cut and fill balance on complex earthworks. It also ensured our expert operators delivered the design to the exact client specifications in the most efficient method possible and with minimal disruption.

Our team of experts have a proven track record of delivering design and build sports projects to a diverse range of exacting client specifications. Recent projects have seen us construct a synthetic grass hockey pitch for Oswestry School, 11 natural turf pitches at Kewford Eagles FC in Kingswinford, a synthetic grass sports pitch for Parklands School in Chorley, as well as a synthetic “Mondo” 6 lane 400m IAAF and UK Athletics track with an infield, full size FIFA compliant football pitch at Eastwood School in Essex.