Furze Platt School in Maidenhead, Berkshire is now home to a new state of the art, full size 3rd Generation (3G) synthetic sports pitch The 106m x 70m playing surface can be used for a number of sports due to its innovative design which allows including football, hockey, rugby and additional aerobic activities to be supported. Notts Sport lead the scheme which was developed from scratch and completed within the same year.
The Berkshire school approached Notts Sport in February 2014 with the idea of laying a synthetic surface suitable for both hockey and football, and who better to do that for them than Notts Sport: the official partner of England Hockey. With 30 years experience in the industry, Notts Sport is without doubt a leading force in the artificial playing surface market.
In December 2014, the FA 1* & FIH compliant 40mm 3rd Generation football pitch was ready for use. In addition to the full size 3G pitch the project included resurfacing of existing macadam courts and the provision of a new 90 space macadam car park along with brand new non-turf ECB approved cricket practice and match facilities due to be completed in Spring 2015 ready for the new cricket season.
Pictured: Furze Platt School’s new Notts Sport facility
The whole project was finished within nine months, an impressive feat considering the complexity of the facility itself. Based in Leicestershire, Notts Sport is a nation wide company that’s future is undoubtedly bright with strong partnerships with England’s hockey and cricket governing bodies.