At White Horse Contractors we specialise in designing, building, renovating and maintaining high-level training ground facilities for professional and elite sports teams. With a wealth of experience in constructing Natural Sportsturf Pitches and Hybrid Sportsturf Pitches to the highest specifications, White Horse Contractors help enable elite level sports teams to prepare for competition and maintain their competitive edge.
At White Horse Contractors, we work with highly experienced sports turf consultants, architects and engineers to ensure that the Training Ground's design meets the needs of elite sports teams and conforms to all relevant regulations. Our dedicated in-house team have extensive knowledge of the key considerations when designing, planning and constructing Training Ground facilities across the sporting spectrum. All works are planned to minimise disruption, maximise value and adhere to the strict time constraints placed upon us by the nature of the elite sports calendar.
White Horse Contractors' in-house teams work closely with Architects, Consultants and Designers to ensure optimised use of space and accessibility for players and coaches. Layout design allows the creation of safe and secure spaces for elite teams to hone their skills both collectively and in specific areas, dedicated to the specific positions such as goalkeeper areas or grids.
A well designed and situated car park is an essential component of a Training Ground, providing ample space for players, staff, and visitors to park their vehicles. It is also important to create good access routes and appropriate lighting. Efficient movement and lighting around the site for visitors is crucial, especially during the late winter afternoons and evenings with community use and high volumes of traffic. We recognise the importance of offering senior squad players and staff the privacy of a security access parking area.
At White Horse Contractors we understand the specialist requirements to keep training sessions active throughout the season, no matter the weather conditions. We design and construct our pitches, where appropriate, to incorporate the use of undersoil heating systems. This specialist design feature helps protect the elite pitches from the effects of frosty conditions. The design principles are to provide training pitches that mirror the Stadium pitch, throughout the season and especially during the depths of the winter months.
High quality and sympathetic landscaping to the Training Ground is also important, as the surrounding environment can impact the players' mindset and overall experience. Bringing together decades of experience in land drainage, environmental conservation projects, sportsturf pitch construction, and hard & soft landscaping. We build green infrastructure and open spaces that promote mental and physical health. Creating attractive and functional outdoor areas, including planting trees and shrubs, laying turf, hard landscaping features and installing drainage systems to improve user experience.
At White Horse Contractors we specialise in the designing, building and maintenance of Natural Sportsturf Pitches for training grounds. Using our wholly-owned fleet of specialised plant and renovation equipment our aim is to make outstanding sports pitches for elite sports performance. The benefit of the Natural Sportsturf Pitch construction is it provides a lower cost option, when sites have limited space or when financial restraints do not allow for the building of Hybrid Sportsturf Pitches. White Horse Contractors specialise in the design, construction and cultivation of Natural Sportsturf Pitches for elite performance and Academy Training Grounds. Well designed and constructed natural sportsturf or fibresand sportsturf pitches provide excellent options to maintain the consistency of the playing surface whilst offering exceptional value for money.
Design and construction costs can vary depending on factors such as the facility's location, size, materials, and amenities. Additionally, different sports may have varying requirements for their Training Grounds. At White Horse Contractors we optimise the design of the training facilities to maximise any budget.
At White Horse Contractors, we pride ourselves on our ability to careful plan our projects to the highest level of detail. Our modern, efficient machinery is wholly-owned and serviced in-house to ensure the highest possible standards throughout the Training Ground construction process. The stringent management of supply chain, with our pre-approved partners and materials providers, results in an exceptionally good relationship with our suppliers ensuring best quality products being available for each project.
Construction timelines can vary significantly depending on the project's complexity and other factors, such as weather conditions, topography and ecological considerations. Furthermore, we work with clubs to work around the challenges and demands placed on the Training Ground by league and cup competition fixture schedules. We recognise all pro-clubs strive for promotion, or play-off places and lengthy cup runs. To reduce the over-run of the project and unforeseen costs, it is important to work with contractors that have high level experience, and in-house resources to deliver on time and to budget.
Professional training grounds provide players with access to top-quality facilities and equipment, allowing them to develop their skills more effectively. Having year-round access to high quality sportsturf pitches for training will help players improve their techniques, enhance their physical fitness, and prepare them for the challenges of competitive play.