Case Study: St Georges ParkNational Football Centre Pitch Construction

Project: Construction of premier natural grass and artificial turf pitches as part of the England national squads training facility

Client: The Football Association

Contract Supervisors: The Sports Turf Research Institute

Design: The Sports Turf Research Institute

Contract Value £5.7 Million

White Horse Contractors were selected for this prestigious project, constructing what is planned to be the National Football Centre for The FA’s national squads.

The first phase of the project involved significant remodelling and drainage of estate parkland into plateaux appropriate for the formation of training and world-class, match standard pitches. The extensive scope of works encompassed many specialist disciplines including fully automated irrigation systems, under-pitch heating systems and floodlighting.

The schedule of constructed pitches is as follows:

  • 11no. premier natural grass pitches
  • 2no. full-size 3G artificial turf pitches
  • Fully automated irrigation system to all grass pitches
  • Fully automated under-pitch heating systems
  • Floodlighting systems to elite pitches
  • Rubber crumb amelioration for goalkeeper practice area

White Horse Contractors managed all pitch construction works including substantial sub-contract packages, offering a comprehensive and turnkey solution to the client.

The facility was completed on time and on-budget, delivering what can be regarded as the finest and most extensive football facility of its kind in the UK.

St Georges ParkNational Football Centre Pitch Construction

Facility

11no. premier natural grass pitches

2no. full-size 3G artificial turf pitches

Fully automated irrigation system to all grass pitches

Fully automated under-pitch heating systems

Floodlighting systems to elite pitches

For more information call 01865 736272 or email whc@whitehorsecontractors.co.uk