Following a competitive tender procedure Blakedown were very pleased to have been awarded the track and pitch works for Woodcote High School in Surrey. A project, which was many years in planning, finally got off the ground 1 week before London 2012.
A project, which was many years in planning, finally got off the ground 1 week before London 2012.
The scheme included a new 8-lane all weather athletics track with floodlighting and discus cage, plus new grass football pitches and landscaping.
The previous grounds varied in level which meant the pitches often flooded during the winter months, making them unusable. The redevelopments ensure the area can be fully made use of.
Mark Southworth, Head teacher at Woodcote High School, said: “After two years in the planning, I am thrilled to see these superb athletics and football facilities completed. There are very few schools in the UK that have such wonderful sporting amenities and local interest has been huge.
The facility also provides a sports area for other groups including local athletics clubs, wheelchair-based groups, paralympians and other schools in the borough. South London Harriers and Woodmansterne Hyde FC will undertake regular training and competitions at the new facility.
About the contract
Client: Msc Consultants
Contract Value: £750, 000