Sports Grounds and Leisure Facilities
Specialist area of replacing or creating complex drainage/irrigation, turf design, seeding for the installation of Sports Grounds or Leisure Facilities.
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A public park for over a century, Archbishop Park’s sports facilities were looking tired and scruffy and were not being used.
The client, the London Borough of Lambeth, prepared the initial design brief and following public consultation it was then tendered with the successful contractor taking final responsibility for completing the design and undertaking the works.
These comprised demolishing and removing the existing sports facilities; stripping out the existing building to a shell, ready for a complete re-fit; organising and providing new incoming mains services; creating a new landscape setting for the facilities with LED overhead lighting, hardwood bespoke seating, paths, access road, turfing and planting; installing a life-size bronze sculpture of Lizzie Lambert, who once ran a tuck shop on the site, to symbolise human kindness; completely refitting the old building to provide changing facilities, showers, toilets, a kitchen, community facilities with an external deck for functions and seating; installing a third generation sand and rubber all-weather sports pitch to FIFA and World Rugby standards, floodlit and with a sports fencing system to include spectator and storage areas; installing a separate tennis court, fenced and floodlit; and providing facilities for cricket practice with a 3-bay, fully netted bowling and batting area.