Leading sports construction specialists S&C Slatter officially handed over the Alexander Stadium’s new World Athletics Class 1 facilities in May.
S&C Slatter has successfully delivered a full design and build package for the state-of-the-art athletics facilities, under McLaughlin & Harvey’s ultramodern Alexander Stadium redevelopment project.
Boasting two cutting-edge athletics tracks with natural grass infields, as well as an additional dedicated practice throws area, the facility has attained a World Athletics Class 1 Athletics Facility Certificate, required for hosting the highest level of international competition – including the Olympics and World Athletics Championships.
For S&C Slatter’s experienced team, it was no sweat. Between them they’ve delivered athletics tracks across the country, from community to elite level.
Steve Ayres, Contracts Manager, S&C Slatter, commented, “This project presented an immovable deadline and demanded the highest standards, but with our expertise, scale doesn’t impact our ability. Strong communication, adaptability and experience are what ensured our programme was delivered to schedule. Others might find the extra scrutiny a challenge – but we produce the best we can, whether for a local school or the highest levels of competition.”
Utilising the company’s extensive cross-group expertise, S&C Slatter’s sister company White Horse Contractors brought their land drainage and natural turf expertise to the project, constructing the Sport England Type 7 natural turf infield for the stadium track, as well as two Sport England Type 5 natural turf fields for the warmup track and throws area. Together, they know what it takes to deliver superior sports facilities.
Jason Douglass, S&C Slatter Group Director, commented, “We were delighted to work on this truly exciting project, producing world-class athletics facilities as part of the Alexander Stadium redevelopment.
With a proven history of delivering sports facilities for the very highest levels of global performance, as well as for community use, we’re thrilled to have provided an outstanding facility for the City of Birmingham and elite athletes across the nation.”
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