Case Study: Horfield Leisure Centre

3G Artificial Turf for Football

The newly refurbished Horfield Leisure Centre in Bristol is managed by Everyone Active the UK’s longest established leisure operator with some 140 leisure and cultural centres countrywide.

As part of the re-development S&C Slatter was commissioned to design and construct an impressive new build 5 a side football facility comprising five 3G football turf pitches. The company’s Pre-Construction Team led by Commercial Director Jason Douglass and Contracts Manager David Smith also took responsibility to manage the project through the formal planning process.

The 4416m2 floodlit footprint is designed to provide one 46m x 30m pitch and four 32m x 23m pitches and features the FieldTurf XTR 60mm 3G football turf playing surface installed over a macadam engineered sub-base system. There is a 69m x 3m central walkway which allows easy access to all the areas and which connects to a new macadam path leading to the main leisure centre building.

Black galvanised and polyester powder coated super rebound quality weld mesh fencing is used as the primary fencing component, supplemented with roof and side ball stop netting.

Olly Jolliffe was the S&C Slatter Site Supervisor.


3G Artificial Turf for Football. 4416m2.

Comprehensive Project Design, Construction and Management Brief including Planning Approvals.

Engineered macadam sub-base construction with integrated drainage system and soakaway. Landscaped bund for surplus topsoil.

Complete with floodlighting, perimeter and security fencing, sports equipment, macadam access routes and hardstandings.

S&C Slatter have worked with us to on our most recent investment in Bristol. At every stage from initial design to completed build they were superb. Fantastic attention to detail, coupled with their innovative creative input has resulted in an outstanding facility which we are proud to add to our offering in the city

Jon Senior, Regional Director, Everyone Active

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