What was appealing about White Horse Contractor’s proposal / solution?
White Horse were chosen as the nominated sub-contractor to deliver the natural turf pitches by the selected principal contractor on the site – Smiths Construction.
Natural turf pitch contractors were chosen from an approved list of natural turf pitch contractors with a proven track record of delivery quality grass pitches to Sport England and the FA’s Performance Quality Standards. The natural turf pitch consultant at TGMS raised a concern about the depth of one of the soil layers being too high during a key stage inspection, meaning he was concerned that the proposed sand slits would not be deep enough to connect with the lateral drainage.
Accordingly, it was agreed that sand bands would be installed instead. This was delivered to a high standard by White Horse but meant a race against time to get the pitches ready for the new season, with greater grass establishment needed to grow over the wider sand bands.
White Horse worked with us and implemented additional treatment to the pitches to give them the best possible chance of being ready on time.
Have your objectives and aspirations outlined above been met?
The feedback on the pitches has been exceptional from end-users and from the Leisure Operator who run the site, the Hampshire FA. Unfortunately, due to Covid causing postponements to grass root sports, the pitches have seen limited use this season, but this has given them a chance to fully establish.
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