Souters Irrigation Services has won a contract to install and look after a watering system for what will be one of the world's top five arenas and Scotland's newest landmark.
The Hydro in Glasgow will host concerts, sport and conferences and the irrigation network will include more than 13,000m of Dripline to serve plants including Buxus Sempervirons, densely planted to form a green mat.
The new venue is due to be open for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and will host gymnastics and the netball. The Hydro is expected to be one of the world’s top five busiest indoor entertainment arenas alongside Madison Square Gardens and the O2 in London.
"This is a fairly unique building with some unusual challenges for the irrigation system", said technical manager Robert Smith. "The irrigation is situated on the raised banking areas which is also suspended above the ground and encircles the arena at varying widths and pitches".
Souters Irrigation Services is a specialist arm of sports turf contractor Souters Sports set up in 2010 to handle irrigation refurbishment and installation projects.