Project: Laying irrigation and surfacing for pitches
Client: King's College School, Surrey
Contractor: Speedcut Contractors
King's College School called up Speedcut Contractors to build sports pitches where looks were as important as pitch performance.
Speedcut Contractors, based in Oxford, laser-levelled the new pitches in Surrey using a TopCon laser-guided Caterpillar D6 machine. Drainage was carried out with a Mastenbroek trencher and pipe-layer, then cultivated and seeded with the Barenbrug BAR7 ryegrass mixture.
Deputy head groundsman Miguel Pimenta said: "The site is on a flood plain. Being on clay meant they just became unplayable after heavy rain. The pitches played beautifully during this last winter. The first few matches of the season were played on very high-standard surfaces."