Case Study: Benenden School

Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey and Lacrosse

Benenden is acknowledged as an exceptional school for girls occupying 240 acres of beautiful parkland in the Kent countryside. The girls benefit from outstanding facilities and a school community which aspires for excellence.

S&C Slatter was commissioned to build a 108m x 63m new artificial turf hockey and lacrosse pitch complete with all necessary sports infrastructure. The construction process featured the provision of a temporary haul road and an extensive cut and fill operation with the installation of a 1.75m pre-cast concrete retaining wall. Surplus excavated material was used to create a landscaped bund within the grounds.

The playing system is the FieldTurf Gold SD sand-dressed artificial turf with an in-situ bound rubber shockpad and engineered sub-base structure. The Benenden logo is inset into the artificial grass as part of the school branding which also takes in the team shelters and scoreboard.

The completed pitch has been independently certified as meeting the International Hockey Federation (FIH) National Performance Standard.


Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey and Lacrosse. 6804m2.

FIH National Performance Standard.

Colour green artificial turf playing area with inset school logo and contrasting surrounds in blue.

Complete with LED floodlighting, perimeter fencing, team shelters, scoreboard, pitch sports equipment.

The All-Weather Pitch and Pavilion have transformed our sporting offer here at Benenden. This wonderful new facility means we can practise Lacrosse and Hockey whatever the weather and time of day, greatly enhancing the standard of performance we can achieve. The Pavilion had led to a huge increase in the number of spectators at home matches, which is an important element of our close-knit school community.

Louise Hall, Director of Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing, Benenden School

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