George Heriots College, Edinburgh; new evo pro hockey surface

George Heriots College established in 1628 and a prestigous academic institution in Edinburgh  have recently commissioned SPORTS LABS to provide expert consultancy services to refurbish an old sand filled artificial pitch at their Golden Acre playing fields in Edinburgh.

Refurbishing old facilities is never straight forward as an old site can have many issues to deal with and resolve which as historic in nature. For this reason an investigatCreated with Nokia Smart Camion of the existing state of the base, drainage and shock pad was necessary to anticipate costs for the refurbishment and advise the school accordingly. SPORTS LABS work entailed -

Site Investigation

Checking the base

Testing of old shock pad

Designing and specifying works


Project management of works

The contract to refurbish the pitch was awarded to Ecosse Sports based in Newbridge nr Edinburgh. Ecosse installed the new shock pad and Tiger Turf hockey carpet as well as upgraded the fencing to the pitch.

The project was delivered on time to budget and now provides the College with a high performance hockey facility for the future.