Case Study: Farleigh School

Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey and Tennis

Natural Grass Cricket Outfield

Floodlit Car Park

Farleigh is a leading co-educational prep school situated in 60 acres of magnificent parkland and landscaped woodlands in the Test Valley. The school environment has a real sense of achievement and momentum provided by the broad curriculum and commitment to academic, creative, cultural and sporting excellence.

S&C Slatter was selected to provide its specialist sports construction and civil engineering skills in building a new 90m x 60m fully equipped artificial turf pitch for hockey and tennis supported by a 2300m2 floodlit car park, access road and pathways. The pitch system is a high quality 18mm FieldTurf Hockey Gold SD sand-dressed artificial turf over a 15mm in-situ bound shock pad.

The company also used surplus stripped materials from the cut and fill pitch construction to build a new natural turf cricket outfield for the school.


Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey and Tennis. 5400m2.

Floodlit Car Park. 2307m2.

Natural Turf Cricket Outfield.

FIH National Performance Standard for Hockey.

Inlaid line marking for 1no full size hockey pitch and 2no cross pitches.

Engineered sub-base construction with integral drainage system.

3m weldmesh perimeter fencing with 1.2 metre spectator fence, spectator area, team shelters, detox area and
pitch equipment.

Access pathways and road.

Natural grass cricket outfield using surplus material from pitch construction.

The new all-weather pitch is a fantastic addition to Farleigh’s extensive facilities. We have a strong tradition of boys and girls gaining sports scholarships to senior schools and it is important that our pupils are able to play hockey on AstroTurf. The new pitch is part of a wider programme of capital investment, ensuring that Farleigh maintains its place as one of the top prep schools in the country.”

Danny Boswell, Director of Finance & Operations, Farleigh School

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