Replay Maintenance has been awarded a Supplier Recognition licence for the supply of its track cleaning service to the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Games. Suppliers involved in helping stage London 2012 are now able to promote their involvement in the Olympics and Paralympics after a landmark deal was reached between the Government, the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).“We are obviously very proud to have received the recognition for our work at the Olympic Park Stadium for London 2012,” said Garry Martin, Replay’s operations director. “It was no mean feat having to get the track cleaned after the opening ceremony with all that soil and all those people but team Replay delivered, within some very tight timescales.”
The Pennypit Community Trust was set up in 1992 to develop and manage new sports facilities at Pennypit within Prestonpans, East Lothian. In late 2012, Ecosse Sports were chosen to refurbish the existing facilities of the site which included two 5-a-side synthetic turf pitches and a mini athletics track. The project started in August and included the installation of a new insitu shockpad and 3G carpet for the 5-a-side areas, new fencing/kickboards and goal equipment, remedial works to the floodlighting and the re-texturing and relining of the polymeric mini athletics track. As you will see from the photos, the project has improved the existing facilities enormously for the benefit of the local community.
Colinton Tennis Club is one of the largest and most prestigious tennis clubs in Edinburgh, with a thriving membership and excellent coaching programme. In September 2012, Ecosse Sports were chosen as the preferred contractor to update three of their six existing courts to TigerTurf ‘Advantage PRO’ surface. This surface is continually proving to be extremely popular in the tennis market with its industry leading 9 year warranty and superb play characteristics. The project was completed on time and within budget, allowing the club to use the courts over the winter period (when the Scottish climate allowed!).
Replay Maintenance (Scotland) has been chosen as the preferred supplier to Glasgow Life to maintain all their synthetic sport facilities and athletics tracks for the next 3 years, a period where the Commonwealth Games will be taking place in 2014. Glasgow Life was established in 2007 to deliver cultural and leisure services on behalf of, but not exclusively for, Glasgow City Council. The contract includes the complete maintenance of over 65 synthetic turf pitches/areas and 3 dedicated athletics tracks. Having worked with Glasgow Life since its inception, Replay are delighted to be further developing this relationship and look forward to playing a key role in delivering first class, well maintained outdoor synthetic facilities across Glasgow for a number of years. The project began in earnest at the start of September and below is a testimonial from Glasgow Life on how we are performing thus far.
The summer of 2012 saw Ecosse Sports travel north to the Nethybridge Adventure Centre to resurface an existing porous concrete MUGA area which had badly deteriorated over time. The existing concrete was broken up, compacted and a new ‘Sport 32’ porous macadam surface overlaid. The surface was then finished in an acrylic spray coating in two-tone green and white tennis lines.
Proving that we are happy to travel across Scotland and beyond the border to satisfy customers, Ecosse Sports have won the contract to refurbish two existing sand-filled tennis courts at Eden Lawn Tennis Club in Carlisle. The club have decided to install TigerTurf ‘Tennis Grass 15’ which is a 15mm fibrillating sand-filled product, very similar to what they have present. We look forward to building on our reputation and delivering another first class facility south of the order.
May 2012 also saw the installation of a further two ‘Advantage PRO’ courts, this time at Bridge of Allan Sports Club near Stirling. In keeping with the clubs fine blaes courts (which many say are the best in Scotland), the club decided to go ‘all red’ for their new synthetic courts. The finished installation looks extremely striking and has received excellent feedback from members and visiting playing alike.
The University of St. Andrew’s has invested millions of pounds in its sports facilities in recent years, meaning their facilities rival that of any other University in the country. In April 2012, Ecosse Sports were chosen to refurbish four existing sand-filled synthetic turf courts, replacing them with TigerTurf ‘Advantage PRO’ in two tone green court, red surround. The University’s Director of Tennis had played on ‘Advantage PRO’ previously at Dunfermline LTC and loved it. Another great testimonial for this unique synthetic tennis surface!
One of the core values of Ecosse Sports has been to continually invest in our fleet of specialist plant and transport vehicles. That theme continued earlier this year when the company purchased a 12 tonne flat bed hiab lorry. This investment has proved to be invaluable at transporting our own plant and materials to and from jobs; giving us full control over delivery times and ensuring contracts are completed on time and without delay. The lorry proves especially useful when carrying out ‘Rejuvenation’ works for our REPLAY customers or in this instance, when about to embark to site for the installation of a polymeric shockpad.
In early 2012, Ecosse Sports were chosen as the preferred contractor to resurface 7 outdoor synthetic turf courts at Newlands Lawn Tennis Club in Glasgow. As one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in Scotland and with a membership in excess of 1000, it was important that the club chose a contractor they could trust as well as surface that matched the ambitions of the club and its members. They opted for TigerTurf’s ‘Advantage PRO’ surface in two-tone green/red which has proved to be an instant hit.
Meggetland Sports Complex in Edinburgh prides itself on being one of the premier sports centres in the city. When its management company Edinburgh Leisure asked Ecosse Sports to assist in the provision of synthetic cricket facilities, we were delighted to help. Ecosse designed, supplied and installed all new cages, netting and surfacing including the associated ground works and edging detail. The project was delivered on time and more importantly on budget.
The ‘Andy Murray effect’ has been felt across Scotland thanks to the efforts of our world class tennis star. Aberdeenshire Council certainly weren’t about to be left behind when they financed the refurbishment of 3 separate public tennis courts sites across the region. In each project, Ecosse Sports successfully won the tender to restore these facilities at Newtonhill, Cooper Park in Huntly and Pinkie Road in Newmachar. The finished surface for each for site was painted porous macadam, with specific civils and fencing works required at each site and all carried out by Ecosse’s in-house operatives. Each site now provides a safe and attractive surface for community users to enjoy.