An independent sports surface consultancy founded in 2005, the company incorporated in October 2008. The aims of the company are to provide the highest standard of independent advice to sports facilities, ensuring they deliver the best possible quality of playing surface to meet the needs of the sport, the community and the environment.
Agrostis offer a full range of services from initial feasibility study through design, the preparation of specifications, tendering and project management. We liaise with planners and the sporting bodies throughout in order to maximise the efficiency of the sports facility development process.
Agrostis cover all forms of sport played on grass and have a great deal of experience in football, rugby, cricket, golf etc. Polo and equine sports is a particular speciality while drainage and natural turf surfaces are our bread and butter. We also design artificial sports surfaces and liaise with the specialist contractors and sporting bodies in this very technical area. Increasingly, the company is working on complete sports facility projects that combine different sports surfaces, natural and artificial, with the associated hard and soft surrounds.
The company’s founder, Dr Tim Lodge has over 20 years experience in sports turf research, agronomy and construction and has worked throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. He has the only fine turf maintenance and construction orientated PhD in the UK, acquired in 1994 from the University of Leeds. He is a founder member of RIPTA and is on the Register of Expert Witnesses.
Registered in England & Wales. Registration No. 6675140