Duration: 14 weeks

Location: Wokingham

Design Team: FHP / George Harwood

Value: £450k

Clifford Devlin was appointed to carry out refurbishment of a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) pitch that was used for employee recreation at a pharmaceutical facility in Berkshire. The existing facility which contained a 5-a-side pitch and two tennis court had fallen into disrepair.

The works area was established using heras fencing and the existing surface was excavated using mini-excavators. Over 200 tonnes of surfacing arisings were collected onsite and removed to a local facility for recycling into secondary aggregate. The sub-base layer was graded and compacted to act as a strong and durable sports pitch foundation.

Following this a tarmac layer and new synthetic 3G turf playing surface was installed by a specialist MUGA sub-contractor and completed with a sand and rubber infill to keep the artificial fibres upright and create the right playing characteristics for the new pitch. Line markings were applied to enable dual-use i.e. football and tennis. Football goals and tennis net-posts were installed.

The existing boundary fencing was removed (also recycled) and replaced with a 5-metre high weld mesh sports boundary with single entry (for users) and vehicular gates (for maintenance access). The original lighting scheme was replaced with a new system consisting of twelve sustainable LED floodlights mounted on 5 metre columns located around the perimeter and connected to existing power supply via cabling to the local distribution board.

A modular storage shed was located on site and finally landscaping of the area included realignment of an adjacent footpath and planting of seeds and plants.