Blakedown Sport & Play Ltd

Principal Contractor

Approved for the construction of Synthetic Pitches, Athletics Tracks, Multi-Sports Surfaces, Play Surfaces and Natural Turf Pitches.

Blakedown Sport & Play Ltd. specialise in the design and construction of sports and leisure facilities nationwide, we bring to realisation a comprehensive range of quality sports surfaces, associated buildings and surrounding infrastructures. We understand our clients’ needs by offering a vast and varied portfolio of sports surfaces, which have been designed and constructed with an emphasis on quality.

2018 brings a landmark year that will see Blakedown celebrating 50 years within the industry. Over this period, our team has consisted of dedicated and fully qualified contract managers and technical staff, strategically located to cover the whole of the UK.

We are considered as a market leader in the Sport & Play sector having built ongoing relationships with numerous consultants, local authorities, private sports clubs, and educational establishments. We have a full understanding of sports governing bodies regulations and requirements to deliver surfaces that meet with the highest standards as set by FIFA, The FA, FIH, World Rugby, The LTA and IAAF Athletics.

Our position within the market has been achieved through our company philosophy for quality, reliability and cost effective working methods. We take pride in not only meeting the expectations of our clients but exceeding them wherever possible.

Blakedown have constructed numerous premium sports facilities throughout the UK including consecutive BALI Principal Award winning projects in 2016 and 2017. A new build golf driving range was constructed as part of the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration. The multi-million-pound project involved the erection of the driving range structure with 60 range bays over 2 tiers, a 200-metre fairway laid with nearly 20,000m² of synthetic grass in addition to the main clubhouse with high-end restaurant, a large car park and associated landscaping.

Fulham FC contracted Blakedown the following year to bring to realisation a multi-disciplined project including the construction of a single span steel framed, fabric membraned building to cover 5900m² of a FIFA Quality Pro 3G training surface with associated floodlighting. Adjacent to this a floodlit outdoor training surface was constructed to matching specification. Finishing works included for the construction of a new player car park and associated landscaping. On delivery of this project, our client achieved their goal of ‘Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) Status, whilst also obtaining a Category 1 Academy Status venue by the Football League.

Blakedown Sport & Play continue to be key partners with Goals Soccer Centres Plc and have constructed over 30 centres nationwide offering quality 3G surfaces throughout the UK. Recent upgrade works to the centres playing surfaces have been carried out with over 250,000m² of Pro Turf surfacing installed since 2015.

Registered in England & Wales. Registration No. 04413186

Contact details

Unit 1, Foley Business Park
Stourport Road
DY11 7QL
01295 738238

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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