Facility project FAQ

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Raising the standards for sports facility projects

We are the recognised trade association for the sports and play construction industry in the UK. All of our members go through a strict checking process:

  • Strict Admission Criteria
  • Standards of Construction
  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Technical Mediation
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The prospect of developing (or redeveloping) a sports or play facility is always exciting – but can also raise a number of questions:

  • What types of sports and/or activities should the facility host?
  • Which type of playing surface should it have?
  • Will the facility need lighting – and if so, what kind?

To help you with your project journey, we collected some of the most frequently asked questions regarding facility projects and got our project manager, Colin Corline, to answer them for you. These handy Q&A articles will also appear as a series of pieces in SportsNation, the official magazine of SAPCA.

Sports lighting

Why are LED lighting solutions now the most popular choice for sports and play venues? Find out the answer to this and many more questions. Learn more here.

Tennis courts

Do you have enough space to build a tennis court? Which playing surface best suits your needs? We have the answers! Learn more here.

Athletics facilities

Did you know that, in addition to the traditional 400m running track, there are a number of smaller types of athletics facilities you might want to consider? Learn more here.