Job done - Constructing a pitch for Chesterfield FC's new stadium

Project: Construction of football pitch
Client: Chesterfield FC
Contractor: J Pugh-Lewis

Sports grounds specialist J Pugh-Lewis has recently constructed a new pitch for Chesterfield FC. The firm had maintained the club's former Saltergate ground for the past 10 to 15 years and was commissioned to construct the pitch for its new B2net Stadium.

Director James Pugh-Lewis said: "The construction is a standard, suspended water-table pitch with, essentially, 100mm twin-wall pipe drains at 5m centres, geotextile, 150mm-depth gravel carpet and then 150mm-depth of lower root zone sand and 150mm-depth upper root zone, the top 100mm of this being Fibresand-reinforced."

The company installed a fully-automated irrigation system and the pitch has been graded into a "flat pyramid" profile, with the centre spot being 300mm higher than the perimeter of the pitch. Stadium director Philip Taylor said: "The stadium stands to regenerate the area and provide so much more for both supporters and the local community."

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