Phase 1 works involved preparation of the site including cut and fill to create a level field. The 9000m2 pitch area was lime stabilised to a depth of 300mm in order to create a solid formation for the pitch construction. All material on site was fully utilised “zero balance” and re-used when producing the two sports pitches.
The phase 2 project involved the construction of a natural turf sports pitch and MUGA for HMP Featherstone. This included the design and build of a 5 a-side Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and a natural turf rugby and football pitch.
The design and build of a 5 a-side sports pitch included site clearance and reduced level dig with cut and fill. The underside of the playing surface was a “Finn” underground drainage system and free draining sub-base granular fill. The playing surface used was “Playrite Matchwinner” synthetic sports surface with shockpad, surrounded by a 3m high welded mesh fence.
Natural Turf Pitch
The underside of the natural turf pitch was made up from a number of layers which were supported by the lime stabilised formation in order to create the most level playing service. The pitch consisted of a 125mm drainage layer of Viridor recycled glass and 175mm Rootzone 80/20 supplied by Tarmac Topsport. The “Sports Greenscape” turf was then laid to complete the natural turf pitch.
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