St Edwards School Oxford "Teddy's" get top quality hockey pitch St Edward’s School, Oxford have just completed the refurbishment of an old sand filled hockey pitch. The original pitch (now 21 years old!) was mainly used for tennis.
As with any old facilities the old pitch has to be carefully investigated to characterize the base condition, shock pad and any need to modify the surface to meet NGB requirements; which may have moved on. Sports Labs carried out a site investigation on the old pitch to assess existing tarmac and shock pad. This clearly indentified the costs going forward for works required- in this case a new shock pad was required.
Sports Labs designed, tendered and project managed the works. Agripower successfully secured this contract and decided to install a Tiger Turf Evo Pro sand dressed surface.
At every stage in the construction process checks and tests were carried out to confirm that the works met specification. This included the tarmac, shock pad and artificial turf.
On Time, To Budget
The pitch installation was handed over to the client on time and on budget. The school have found the pitch to be first class and is now the preferred surface for hockey at the school.