Type of installation: Natural rugby pitch construction with automated irrigation and training area
POWERGEN LONDON LEAGUE 1 outfit Basingstoke RFC made the most of a local authority grant to improve their existing facilities by calling in sports pitch contractors Kestrel.
Kestrel answered the call and thanks to a successful competitive tendering process the Hook based firm assisted in the initial design procedure and then constructed a ‘fit for purpose’ and manageable new 1st XI surface.
The scope of works involved the construction of a full size natural grass rugby pitch with automated irrigation plus a training area.
The pitch was graded using very accurate laser guided equipment and then land drainage was installed at 5m centres.
The pitch was improved with 25mm of sand being ameliorated into the top 25mm of the existing soil surface to provide a free draining 50mm layer. A comprehensive fully automated pop up irrigation system assisted the grass establishment and during the construction phase a secondary drainage system of sand slits were installed at 1m centres to help remove any heavy surface run off and compliment the new drainage system.
Given their local proximity a comprehensive maintenance package was offered which helped to ensure a high quality finish was achieved and the pitch was ready for use the following season.
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