Monday 3 September 2012 

Leading Sports Contractors Choose total-play Ltd As Cricket Surface Specialist

Leading Sports Contractors Choose total-play Ltd As Cricket Surface Specialist
Leading Sports Contractors Choose total-play Ltd As Cricket Surface Specialist
 

ECB code of practice non-turf pitch installer total-play Ltd is busy working with a number of the UK's biggest sports turf contractors on high profile projects across the country, as well at undertaking projects as lead contractor.

At Stanley Park High School in Surrey, total-play was appointed by White Horse Contractors to install a new cricket practice facility as part of an extensive project, led by BAM construction, to build new sports facilities that also include a new synthetic athletics track, artificial turf pitch and Multi Use Games Area among others. The total-play team constructed a new 27m, four lane open-ended non-turf practice system; installing the primary stone sub-base, carpets, steelwork and netting. The works had to be carried out within a specific deadline to ensure the new facilities could be fully handed over to the client within the agreed timescales.

Also on behalf of White Horse Contractors, as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment project at Isleworth’s West Thames College led by Osbourne Construction, total-play was initially asked to construct a 2-lane practice system with non-turf batting and bowling ends.  However, after detailed consultation with the clients, it was decided that a fully carpeted system would be more effective - both in terms of appearance and performance. As the project had a strict budget total-play proposed the use of its TP5 tufted carpet to upgrade the briefed system’s specification. This provided a high performing, yet more cost effective option, that the TP1 wilton woven surface total-play uses in the construction of its ECB approved TP365 option, and the system is standing up well to regular use by over 600 pupils. Meanwhile, at a village cricket club near Sailsbury, MJ Abbot appointed total-play to construct the primary layer and carpets to a new non-turf match pitch.

With these projects complete the total-play team is currently working, on behalf of Mansell Construction, on a two lane non-turf practice facility at the new Nobel School in Stevenage. Works include the installation of carpets, shockpads, steelwork and netting.

On the horizon is a very high profile contractor-led project at the prestigious City of London Freemen’s School. Here, total-play is about to embark on the construction of a five lane none-turf cricket practice facility on behalf of Spade Oak Contractors who, in turn, have been appointed by Morgan Sindall. Works, due to start in September, are part of a large scheme that includes the extension of the existing artificial training pitch to include a warm-up area for hockey, resurfacing some neighbouring macadam tennis courts, improving the access road and a number of other large-scale developments across the school.

Finally, following the successful completion of the Stanley Park High School job, White Horse Contractors has appointed total-play to construct a two lane practice facility and new match pitch as Kingswood College in Hull, with work due to start in October.

To discuss how total-play’s expertise in the design and construction of non-turf cricket facilities, including practice nets and match pitches, could add value to your offering, call 01604 864575. For more information on total-play’s full range of services, which includes the construction and maintenance of both natural and non-turf sports surfaces, visit www.total-play.co.uk.

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