O’Brien Sports goes back to school for new 3G synthetic pitch installation

Installation of a 3G synthetic surface for Christ's College Finchley in London by sports pitch construction specialist, O’Brien Sports

Our sports team has joined forces with the Official Facilities Partner of England Hockey, Notts Sports, to install a new 3G synthetic turf football pitch for Christ’s College Finchley.

The project will see our sports team perform earthworks remodelling, consisting of cut and fill of the site to form a plateau level for the proposed new pitch. The works also include the installation of a sub base, dynamic layer, prefabricated shockpad, high performance NottsGrass 50 synthetic pitch, drainage, kerbs, fencing and floodlighting.

Founded in 1857, Christ’s College Finchley is an all-boys comprehensive school for pupils aged between 11 and 16.

Steve Hillman, General Manager, O’Brien Sports, said: “We are committed to investing in cutting edge surveying equipment and state-of-the-art GPS controlled dozers, so that we are able deliver the design to the precise specifications set out for the customer. This ensures we can continually improve the quality of our work and the speed of installation, saving our clients both time and money.”

The O’Brien Sports management team has over 55 years’ experience in sports pitch construction and is one of the first large civil engineering firms able to offer turnkey solutions for a range of sports facilities, delivering projects ranging from stadiums and arenas through to rugby, football and hockey pitches.

Recent projects have included the construction of a 3G football pitch at Worthing FC, a Lano 3G synthetic pitch at Westfield Academy, a sand dressed hockey pitch at Oswestry School, two natural turf pitches for Rugby Town Junior Football Club and preparation works for the replacement of Wasps’ Ricoh Arena natural turf pitch.