Football

  • Client:

    Amey Plc

    Site:

    The Royal High School, Edinburgh

    Date Completed:

    August 2014

    Contract Description:

    With the pressure of starting and finishing the project within the allocated school summer holiday period, Ecosse Sports successfully managed to reconvert an existing full size sand-dressed artificial sports pitch into a brand new 3G facility complete with new perimeter fencing. The decision to replace to replace the existing surface was made very close to start to the holiday period and therefore as soon as the order was confirmed, it was imperative that a start on site was made quickly. The existing surface was lifted and disposed off site within two days which allowed a thorough inspection with the client of the existing insitu shockpad for conformity. The shockpad was then cleaned to remove excess detritus while repairs were also carried out where areas of damage were identified. Within one week the prepared area was ready to start receiving the new carpet, which was TigerTurf’s ‘40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf. The school wanted the new surface to cater for football primarily and hockey secondary and therefore ‘40XQ’ was the ideal choice for them. During the project, Ecosse had two groups of specialist operatives on site with one focusing on the surfacing works while the other was responsible for the new fencing. The client opted for a ball stop twin-wire panel fence system which was 5m high at the goal ends and 3m high down the side. The new fence also incorporated rebound panels and new timber kickboards around the entire perimeter along with a new spectator rail down one side.

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  • Client:

    Fife Council

    Site:

    Kirkcaldy High School

    Date Completed:

    November 2014

    Contract Description:

    The requirement to replace the synthetic sports turf at Kirkcaldy High School became immediate in 2014 due the premature deterioration of the original surface, the potential health and safety risks it was posing to users along with the soaring costs of constantly trying to repair the facility. Given the exceptionally high level of use the facility receives both from the school and community users, it was imperative that the surface not only met a high performance criteria but that the new carpet would have proven durability. Having successfully won the contract, Ecosse Sports installed TigerTurf ‘40XQ’ 3G synthetic turf along with a new 15mm insitu shockpad. The ‘40XQ’ product was chosen due its FIFA 1* and FIH accredited credentials but also because of the 8 year manufacturer’s warranty. During the contract, Ecosse were also given formal instruction to carry out fence and kickboard repairs along with providing new football and hockey goals for the school. Furthermore, upon completion of the new 3G surface Ecosse were awarded the contract to maintain the pitch, ensuring that from day one the new carpet will receive a correct and proper maintenance programme.

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  • Client:

    West Lothian Leisure

    Site:

    Five different sites

    Date Completed:

    March 2015

    Contract Description:

    The start of 2015 saw the beginning of a major refurbishment project for Ecosse Sports on behalf West Lothian Leisure. The project involved resurfacing fourteen 5-a-side football areas across five different sports centres in Linlithgow, Bathgate, Livingston, East Calder and Broxburn. All areas measured 30m x 20m with an existing 3G surface which after seven years, had reached the end of its useful. Ecosse Sports were responsible for removing the old carpet within each area and replacing with a new 60mm 3G carpet. TigerTurf ‘Atomic PRO 60’ was chosen as the preferred new surface, given that it was manufactured specifically for 5-a-side football areas using unique yarn profiles designed to withstand the intense and frequent use these types of facilities receive. Prior to installing the carpet, Ecosse Sports ensured that the underlying dynamic stone base for each facility was within tolerance and in satisfactory condition ready to receive the new carpet. Each leisure centre remained active and open to the public during the entire contract works and therefore Ecosse were mindful of their health and safety and quality management responsibilities at all times. The contract was delivered to the original agreed programme and to the delight of the client.

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