26th Mar 2021
S&C Slatter are thrilled to be on-site at Wimborne Town FC’s New Cuthbury ground, commencing works on a brand new 3G artificial turf training pitch.
In November 2020, Wimborne Town FC said a final farewell to their old Cuthbury ground – home to the club for more than 100 years – and embarked on a new chapter at a purpose-built facility, New Cuthbury, on nearby Parmiter Drive.
S&C Slatter are no strangers to the ambitious new development, partially funded through developer relocation. As the leading 3G Pitch supplier for non-league football, Wimborne Town FC recognised the significant benefits our extensive experience and in-house group offering would bring to the project.
Well-versed in football club relocation, our dedicated Design and Planning division supported the club in securing planning permission, with the club selecting our superior design specification, delivering the entire facility layout to The FA’s Sports Ground Grading C, suitable for the National League System.
Works on the 3G artificial turf training pitch commenced on Monday 22nd March and mark the final stage of the project, following the completion of the club’s new natural turf stadia pitch by our sister company White Horse Contractors. The facility also features a new clubhouse, car park and spectator areas.
Our construction teams are already familiar with the facility, with our in-house Surfacing and Civils teams having delivered ancillary footpath construction, fencing and floodlighting for the ground.
The new 3G Pitch will feature the latest upgraded XM7 artificial turf system from our exclusive partners FieldTurf (FIFA Preferred Turf Producers), chosen to meet the required FIFA performance standard*.
*Testing and certification will take place on completion of the pitch.
The training pitch will also feature new perimeter fencing and a spectator area, so the pitch can be utilised for match play when required. With 3G Pitches designed to handle 60-80 hours of play per week, the new pitch will enable all-weather on-site training for The Magpie’s 1st, Reserve and Junior teams, allowing the club to protect the condition and performance of the natural turf stadia pitch for optimum match play.
The 3G pitch will also play a key role in the growth of football in the community, with the club offering soccer schools, walking football, Wimborne Town FC’s Football Academy and dedicated development centre. The high usage capacity will also enable the club to hire out the pitch for external use, generating additional revenue to reinvest in the club’s future.
We’re thrilled to be back on-site at the New Cuthbury to deliver the final stage of Wimborne Town FC’s relocation works, marking a distinct move into the future for the 143-year-old club.
S&C Slatter are the leading contractor for non-league football 3G Stadia & Training Pitches.
We have delivered more pitches to the highest levels of non-league football than any other.
We’re committed to providing first-class pitches for top performance, maximum use and longevity, with the certifications and success rate to prove it.