Athletics

  • Client:

    FES Facilities Management

    Site:

    Wallace High School, Stirling

    Date Completed:

    August 2014

    Contract Description:

    Wallace High School is a former winner of the Scottish School of Sport award and rightly places the participation high on its educational agenda. The summer of 2014 saw the installation of a new 120m long athletics spring straight including a 25m long jump area with landing pit. The general scope of works included the setting out and excavation down to formation of delineated area, install and regulate of sub-base material, new edging detail, two layers of open textured macadam, new polymeric finished surface made up of black rubber base mat sprayed with a red structure coat and finally all lane, number and hurdle markings in appropriate colours to IAAF standard. The project was completed on time and on budget and provides the school with a athletics facility that is the envy of the majority of secondary schools in Scotland.

    Gallery of project:

  • Client:

    The University of Edinburgh

    Site:

    Peffermill Playing Fields

    Date Completed:

    August 2013

    Contract Description:

    Ecosse Sports were asked to refurbish a tired and worn 8 lane, 110m polymeric sprint straight for Edinburgh University at their centre for sport located in Peffermill playing fields. The majority of red colour structure coat had abraded, exposing the black base mat which was starting to fret and wear. Ecosse sports carried out localised repairs where required on the base mat before carrying out both a moss/algae treatment and a deep clean of the surface using the specialist ‘Aquatrax’ process. The surface was then given a full retexture and reline, restoring the facility to an as-new condition.

    Gallery of project:

  • Client:

    West Lothian Leisure

    Site:

    Craigswood Sports Centre, Livingston

    Date Completed:

    August 2011

    Contract Description:

    Summer 2011 saw the complete refurbishment of the existing 400m athletics track at Craigwood Sports Centre in Livingston. A complex and detailed project, the main works included; resurfacing of the existing track surface, a new throwing cage to replace the old structure, updated long jump and shot put areas, a spectator area developed at the finish line, a refurbished high jump area and purchase of new equipment to augment the track re-development. The finished surface comprised of a porous spray system with the insitu base first installed followed by the texturised spray coat, finishing the track off in a striking dark blue colour. Finally all lane, numbers and hurdle markings were applied resulting in a phenomenal new athletics facility for the local area which meets IAAF standards.

    Gallery of project: