Natural Turf Sports Pitch Construction

With a heritage stretching over six decades, a highly skilled in-house workforce backed by a modern fleet of wholly owned plant and machinery, and clients including Chelsea FC and Wasps RFC, White Horse Contractors are trusted specialists in natural sports turf pitch construction.

Our team can support you with expertise, knowledge, and advice through all stages of the pitch construction process from design and planning to installation and maintenance.

Our record of success spans rugby and football, encompassing all skill levels with clients including schools, clubs, universities, elite sports teams, national sports governing bodies (the FA) and international sports governing bodies (FIFA).

Call 01865 736 272 or email to discuss your new natural turf pitch.

Natural Turf Pitch Construction Services

  • Stadium pitch construction
  • Training pitch construction
  • School sports pitch and playing fields construction
  • Football and rugby pitch construction
  • Soil analysis and agronomic consultancy
  • Cultivating and levelling
  • Drainage and irrigation systems
  • Under soil heating and growth lights
  • Landscaping, car parks, fencing and floodlighting
  • Natural Turf Pitch Construction Process

    We know that each site, client, and project will present a unique set of requirements and objectives. We use our knowledge and experience to create a bespoke plan to maximise the potential of each pitch we build.

    Through surveys, soil analysis, and discussions with stakeholders we gain a detailed understanding of the project challenges and develop plans to build a pitch that will deliver the desired outcomes with minimum disruption and maximum lifetime value.

    From the highest levels of elite sport to grass routes community playing fields we will build a natural turf sports pitch of which you will be proud for many years to come.

    1. Site Assessment

    The process begins with a site assessment and requirements gathering session. Through this process, we will explore your ambitions for the new pitch and identify specific objectives, technical requirements, and project parameters.

    Our discussion will cover any feasibility issues, planning considerations, regulatory and sporting specifications, and parameters such as timescales and budget. During the site assessment, we will note the position of key site features including fall of the land, buildings, trees and copses, watercourses, utility connections, and access points.

    Please contact us to discuss your pitch.

    2. Design Solution

    The insight gained from the initial site assessment and requirements gathering session will be used to develop a design solution for your new pitch.

    The proposal will include drawings and details of works relating to cultivation and levelling, irrigation, primary and secondary drainage, stone sieving and soil profile as required to meet or exceed the project goals and required standard of play.

    The proposal will also outline our recommendations for gravel, sand, nutrients and grass seed required to engineer a soil profile which will promote the growing and development of a resilient high-performance playing surface.

    The proposal includes estimations of costs and timescales while the overall process provides ongoing opportunities for clients to feedback and make amendments.

    3. Formal Quotation

    Following final revisions to the design proposal we will submit our final project plan, material specifications, and provide you with a detailed breakdown of costs in our quotation.

    4. Pitch Construction

    Works are conducted by our own in-house team using our wholly owned specialist plant and machinery. We have the knowledge, expertise, staff and availability of plant to overcome any unforeseen obstacles and ensure that your project remains on schedule.

    Prior to works commencing the construction team will carefully plan logistics and work with our Health & Safety Manager to create a bespoke H&S plan for the project.

    For the duration of works we provide regular updates through agreed communication channels.

    Upon agreed completion we rapidly de-mobilise the site and ensure the safe and efficient removal of all machinery, equipment, and any refuse arising from our works.

    Privacy and Confidentiality

    We regularly work for elite sports teams, universities, clubs, and schools. Our staff understand the importance of privacy and we treat all enquiries and works in confidence.

    Safety and Environment

    White Horse Contractors are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our work. We continually innovate new environmental mitigation strategies and regularly work for leading environmental and ecological organisations including the Environment Agency, the National Trust, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.


    We are recognised, accredited and certified by key governing and advisory bodies for your peace of mind. These encompass quality management, supply chain, procurement and risk management systems. We are members of the Sport and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) and The Grounds Management Association (GMA).

    Examples of Work

    Learn more on our natural turf sports pitch Case Studies page and see examples of our natural turf pitches in our Gallery.

    For more information call 01865 736272 or email