One of Surrey’s Most Important Community Assets

14th Dec 2017

As sports construction specialists, we are delighted to have made a significant contribution to the exciting new Elmbridge Xcel Community Sports Hub. Ours has been an extensive and challenging brief embracing a number of key elements within the overall development.

Led by Pre-Construction Manager Ben O’Connor and Contracts Manager Peter Fowler, the S&C Slatter project team has delivered an exceptional end product which will be seen as one of Surrey’s most important community assets.

The new Sports Hub provides a shared home ground for Walton Casuals Football Club, Walton & Hersham Football Club and Walton Athletics Club, all of whom will playing their sport on an artificial surfacing system constructed by S&C Slatter. Local clubs, sports teams and schools will also no doubt be taking full advantage new pitches and track.

Simon Morris, Building Surveyor with Elmbridge Borough Council comments, ‘S&C Slatter co-ordinated and worked well with both the Council’s asset management team and the Xcel Sports Hub’s principal contractor. They worked hard to fully address our requirements and were proactive throughout the project. The Council and the four resident clubs are all very proud of the facilities created at the Xcel Sports Hub and we look forward to enjoying them for many years to come.”

The entire ground and facilities are built in accordance with Football Association National Ground Grading Category C with the 3G football turf stadium and training pitches both designed to play to FIFA Quality Performance Standard. These feature 60mm 360XL surfaces from FieldTurf the World’s leading producer of artificial turf and our manufacturing partner. Both are installed by us onto engineered macadam sub-base structures designed and built by our own in-house construction team.

We have also constructed a 6160m2 natural grass training pitch and a 9000m2 UK Athletics level 2 competition grade (County and Regional) athletics facility centred on an 8 lane Polymeric running track and a full range of field athletics.

The 3G pitches and athletics track have been furnished with floodlighting to the relevant and appropriate luminance levels and operating requirements, and S&C Slatter has also installed a wide range of different fencing systems. Subject to the necessary performance parameters, these have included 868 weld mesh rebound rigid panel, spectator, acoustic and post and rail specifications.

Utilising our estate-wide in-house expertise and construction plant, we have also had responsibility for delivering the 242-space car park, access road, footpaths, hardstandings and landscaped natural grass amenity areas.

We are a Category A Supply Chain Partner of principal contractor Willmott Dixon and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Willmott Dixon team on this project. We believe all of us can be proud of not only the end result, which quite frankly speaks for itself, but the highly engaged and seamless relationship that has driven it.

See our case study of the Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub project.