Off the starting blocks at Scarborough College

25th May 2022

S&C Slatter were delighted to commence construction on a new 6-lane, 400m athletics track at Scarborough College yesterday.

The school’s headteacher, Guy Emmett, was in attendance, along with Richard Guthrie, of Broadland Properties, to see works getting underway.

Get set for sporting excellence in Scarborough

The new athletics facility will boast a brand new 400m athletics track complete with sprint straight and long jump . Rounding off the project, our surfacing and civils team will construct accessible parking spaces on site, as well as a new footpath surrounding the perimeter of the facility.

Our in-house experts worked closely with the client’s design teams to produce a track specification that best fit the ambitions of the school and needs of the local community.

The new, 6-lane, 400m track – complete with 8-lane sprint straight – features a BSS 300 series ‘sandwich’ surface from our exclusive, world-leading manufacturer partners, Beynon Sports. The World Athletics Certified Surface has been installed at athletics stadia and universities around the world, including Harvard University and at more than 20 World Athletics Class 2 Certified Facilities, suitable for international competition.

The project is a collaboration between Scarborough College and Broadland Properties, who have spearheaded the development of the land.

With works underway, our Contracts Manager Jon Turnbull was delighted to welcome representatives from both Scarborough College and Broadland Properties to site, as groundbreaking commenced – and the excitement was palpable!


Richard Guthrie, Broadland Properties, enthused:

“Time to get Scarborough back on its feet again!”


Community spirit

As well as being used by the school, the new facility will be opened up for all suitable community use, offering up a World Athletics Certified surface to all of Scarborough and its surrounding district’s aspiring athletes.

According to a recent Yorkshire Live article, councillor Phil Trumper explained that people currently have to travel has far as York or Middlesborough to access all-weather facilities, and that the track would be a “game-changer” for people in the borough.

Suitable for an average of 100,000 hours of athlete use per year, the new track will support Scarborough’s athletes of all ages and abilities for years to come – offering a safe, consistent, and top-performing surface all year round.


Jon Turnbull, Contracts Manager, S&C Slatter said:

“It’s great to have the team on site to start construction on this unique project. It’s incredibly rare to have a world-class track constructed at a school level, so we’re very proud as a company to be delivering such a fantastic scheme that will benefit both Scarborough College and the local community.”


S&C Slatter are thrilled to have commenced works on this exciting new 400m athletics track construction project at Scarborough College – and we look forward to revisiting in a few months’ time to see the completed works!


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