Case Study: Cheltenham College

Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitches for Hockey

Tarmacadam Multi-use Games Area

Artificial Turf Cricket Practice Lanes

S&C Slatter was engaged by Cheltenham College to deliver a major refurbishment of their outdoor sports facilities featuring the re-surfacing of two full-size artificial turf hockey pitches and a 58m x 34m multi-use games area principally used for tennis and netball. A new full-length junior twin lane cricket practice area was also provided with artificial turf playing systems.

The two existing hockey pitches were refurbished and upgraded with new 18mm sand-dressed artificial turf which in conjunction with in-situ bound rubber shock pads, produce exceptional ball performance and player comfort. For the ‘Cotswold’ pitch, a two tone colour layout of green and blue was selected with the College crest inset into the artificial turf.

With the multi-use games area, a new sports grade tarmacadam top layer was laid over the existing surface and coated with a two tone green colour textured acrylic resin to complete the resurfacing.


Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitches for Hockey. 6163m2 and 5941m2.

Tarmacadam Multi-use Games Area.  1972m2.

Twin Lane Junior Artificial Turf Cricket Practice Facility. 132m2.

Uplift, removal and disposal of existing surfaces and shock pads.

Preparation and refurbishment of sub-bases prior to re-surfacing. 

Provision and installation of pitch sports equipment and perimeter fencing systems.

Upgrade of floodlights to 350lux on one hockey pitch.

S & C Slatter certainly delivered what we wanted; working closely together we were able to create two high performance hockey pitches. At each stage of the process my wishes were taken on-board and I found it reassuring how I could at any time have a conversation with one of the team to discuss any part of the project. We now have at Cheltenham two outstanding surfaces that meet the requirements of our hockey programme.

Gwyn Williams, Head of Hockey, Cheltenham College

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