Realise Your Sporting Ambition with Sports Facility Refurbishment

22nd Sep 2020

It’s been a busy start to the month for S&C Slatter, and with many exciting works kicking off, we were also thrilled to hand over a variety of projects for schools and businesses this week.

We appreciate that these are uncertain times for everyone, and these particular projects showcase how we have delivered cutting-edge new sports facilities for clients at a lower cost, through sports facility refurbishment.

Maximising existing potential

If you’re looking to offer new sports, require a surface upgrade for governing body accreditation, or simply need a new facility, a new build project doesn’t always have to be the answer.

Many of our clients have existing spaces for sport or recreation that are either not fit for purpose or are coming to the end of their useful life. Our in-house experts can identify where these existing spaces have the infrastructure already in place to support a refurbishment project.


Why is sports facility refurbishment cheaper?

With an existing facility, much of the time and cost of construction for a new artificial turf pitch or playing court can be removed from the equation, such as planning, drainage, ground excavation and sub-base construction. (Find out more about the stages of construction for a new build project here.)

While this will of course vary from project to project, based on the existing site suitability, refurbishment is generally more focused on upgrading the artificial turf system or surface in place.

Whether you want to upgrade your sand-dressed hockey pitch to a water-based hockey pitch, a macadam play area to polymeric multi-use games area or install a new 3G surface to FIFA Quality Pro standard, get in touch with our team, who can guide you on what’s possible with your existing spaces.

Looking for inspiration?

Take a look at some of the refurbishment projects we’ve handed over to clients in the past week:

Conversion of macadam MUGA into polymeric courts

An underused macadam multi-use games area at this school was transformed with a new polymeric surface and coating for netball and tennis.

Works included:

  • Improvement to drainage in existing surface
  • Works to existing sub base and kerbs
  • Supply and installation of new polymeric overlay with line marking for tennis and netball courts
Macadam MUGA conversion into Polymeric Netball Courts

Resurface sand-dressed pitch to 3G artificial turf pitch

This project was undertaken as part of a larger scope of works for the school and involved upgrading the existing sand-dressed surface to a 3G artificial turf system for football and rugby.

Works included:

  • Removal and disposal of existing turf and shockpad
  • Drainage improvements to existing surface
  • Macadam engineered base construction
  • Installation of insitu rubber shockpad and FieldTurf 3G artificial turf for football and rugby
Sand-dressed to 3G Pitch Conversion

Macadam to 3G artificial turf multi-use games area conversion

This project involved the construction of a new 3G artificial turf playing surface over the existing macadam surface, with markings for full and small sided football and entry level hockey.

Works included:

  • Preparation and repair of existing macadam surface
  • Installation of new preformed shockpad
  • Installation of FieldTurf 3G artificial turf system for football and entry level hockey
  • Floodlight and controls installation
  • Supply of sports and maintenance equipment
Macadam to 3G MUGA Pitch Refurbishment

Hardstanding conversion to football pitches and netball/tennis courts

Two sports facilities were created for this school in London by utilising an existing hardstanding space, creating 2x 3G artificial turf 5-a-side football pitches with an adjacent macadam netball and tennis court.

Works included:

  • Drainage improvements to existing surface
  • Macadam engineered base construction
  • Installation of FieldTurf 3G artificial turf system for football
  • Spray of new macadam with DECA grip surface with line markings for 1x Tennis and 1x Netball court
  • Supply and installation of fencing, floodlighting and sports equipment
  • Pathway construction

Your Choice for Sports Facility Refurbishment

With our extensive in-house expertise across design, planning, construction and maintenance, S&C Slatter can advise on the best way to maximise the potential of your existing facilities for your sporting needs.

We’re committed to providing first-class facilities for top performance, maximum use and longevity.

Get in touch now to organise a site visit.

Call 01635 34521 or email