UJSports Labs are assisting Sedtrade - the main contractor installing the track by performing key stage inspections and testing on the various phases of the refurbishment of the track at TUKS-sports. The refurbishment is fast approaching the final hurdle and surfacing should be complete early this week. Once the line markings are down the track will be put back into commission providing SA with a track to match that being installed at the Rio Olympics.
Tweedbank Athletics Track gets major refurbishment Sports Labs play key role in project:
Tweedbank a strategically important track in the Border was originally opened The track was built in about 1984 and was upgraded from 6 to 8 lanes in 1996, constructed by Charles Lawerence Surfaces it has served the Borders athletics clubs very well over the years. A quick make over 2 years ago did not prove to prolong the life of the facility therefore a decision was made to refurbish the track in May 2013.
Working with Stuart Davidson a local architect Sports Labs prepared a specification for the works and sought tenders for the refurbishment for works to commence in May. The initial site investigation was very positive and was proven to be correct in that the track was originally built to a high standard. During the works the quality of the install was monitored by key stage inspections so throughout a regime of sampling and testing was exercised.
The end result is now an upgrade on the potential for this track to host top Scottish events in the future. With Scotland hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games Tweedbank will no doubt feature in warm up and training facilities for attending Nations.
Borders press reported on the benefits of the project to the community in a recent article which you can read here;