Natural Turf Community Sports Pitches for Eastleigh Borough Council

Following a successful project for Eastleigh Borough Council in 2018/2019 constructing the Stoneham Lane FA Hub, White Horse Contractors were selected again to return to construct 3 natural turf Football Pitches at Woodhouse Lane, designed for local community use.

Key Achievements

  • Successful completion of three natural turf football pitches to Sport England Type 5 Specification

  • Exceeded specified Performance Quality Standards

  • Regeneration of agricultural land to create a safe playing surface for local community

  • Designed and constructed surrounding landscape amenities

  • Delivered access footpaths, street lighting and maintenance haul road

The site

From vacant agricultural land used only by dog-walkers, White Horse Contractors entered the site in May 2021 after successfully winning the tender from Eastleigh Borough Council, then proceeded with the site clearance and earthworks.

The land was stripped of topsoil, with a sub-soil cut & fill implemented to level the land before primary and secondary drainage could be installed. A Rootzone carpet was expertly laid by specialist plant and equipment, before the cultivation and seeding of all 3 pitches. White Horse Contractors then undertook a 12-months establishment phase including agronomic aftercare and maintenance.

The work

To compliment the new facility at Woodhouse Lane, an access road and street lighting was built for entry to the new pitches, with footpath access to the nearby school.

Completed with surrounding wildlife and landscaping areas, Woodhouse Lane Sports Fields has been designed and constructed for whole community use, with Hedge End Rangers FC, grassroots football, Sunday league, private hire from sports clubs and schools intending to use the site, and even dog-walkers will be welcome back to enjoy the newly built footpath and surrounding landscape areas.

Finished result

With 65 years expertise, White Horse Contractors are the leading natural sports turf provider in the industry with unparalleled expertise and experience. We are proud to have constructed the 3 new natural turf pitches at Woodhouse Lane for Eastleigh Borough Council, completing our second successful project together.

Working closely with the Council, we utilised our expertise and experience to meet the detailed requirements of the site, to ensure Woodhouse Lane has the highest-quality surface and surrounding areas for the local community.

For more information call 01865 736272 or email