O’Brien Contractors who are FIH Certified Field Builders, have completed the design and build contract for a full-size sand dressed synthetic hockey pitch at Winterfold House School in Worcestershire. The contract also included a spectator area, black weldmesh fencing and floodlighting.
In addition, O’Brien Contractors constructed two porous macadam tennis and netball courts with floodlighting as well as access pathways and tarmac access road through the school grounds.
During the construction of the pitch and courts approximately 20,000 tonnes of sub-base aggregates were imported and spread across the site. As the new pitch and courts were completed in a live school environment, communication with the client was paramount to ensure the project was completed within the 14 week time frame and to the required budget.
O’Brien Sports Director, Mick O’Brien, said, “We are delighted that the Winterfold House School pitch has gained FIH certification. Our sports division has been delivering top quality hockey fields for many years now and this certification recognises the professionalism, skill and high standards that O’Brien Contractors bring to all of our projects.”
FIH Certified Field Builders are companies that specialise in building hockey fields. The companies that achieve accreditation have a proven ability to construct fields to the international standards the game requires. They must have appropriate in-house civil engineering expertise for the design and construction of 11-a-side and Hockey 5s fields, operate quality management systems to ensure consistency in their work, and provide comprehensive maintenance advice to their customers.
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