Case Study: Wellington College (Hockey)

Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey and Tennis

Wellington College has a well established reputation for sporting excellence and wished to develop a new hockey and tennis facility which enhanced both the player and spectator experience.

S&C Slatter was chosen to work with the College in designing the refurbishment, extension and upgrading of a 20 year old sand-filled artificial turf facility, in order to deliver International Hockey Federation (FIH) National Performance Standard at all times, and FIH Global Performance Standard when wet.

This required a re-construction of the existing pitch foundation, creating a new engineered macadam sub-base overlaid with an in-situ bound SBR shockpad.

A high quality sand-dressed texturised monofilament artificial turf was selected as the optimum playing surface complete with the College logo manufactured in the same artificial turf material and inset into the pitch.


Sand-dressed Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey and Tennis. 6344m2.

FIH National Standard Performance at all times, and FIH Global Standard when wet. Recreational tennis.

Re-modelling of sub-base and drainage, upgraded perimeter fencing system, new floodlights, enhanced spectator facilities and access routes.

I must commend you for delivering the scheme in front of programme, on budget with no extras or disputes and to an outstanding quality along with no H&S events.

Gerald M Burbidge, FCIOB CMIOSH Works and Estate Bursar, Wellington College

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