Our Case Studies

Natural Turf

Client: Berkswell & Balsall RFC

Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Berkswell & Balsall RFC

Brief

Berkswell & Balsall RFC was looking to improve the playing surface of its two main pitches to meet Rugby Football Union standards and to resolve...

TTS Solution

With Berkswell & Balsall RFC having secured a grant from Sport England (SE) – which was subsequently matched by the RFU – TTS was appointed to specify and oversee the project from Sport England’s list of approved consultants.

TTS began by conducting an extensive survey of the entire site; taking into account its geomorphology and climate alongside the results of a...

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Natural Turf

Client: Long Bennington Parish Council

Location: Newark, Lincolnshire

Long Bennington Parish Council

Brief

Utilising a grant secured from Sport England, in addition to funds generated through local efforts, the aim of the project was to improve the surface...

TTS Solution

Long Bennington Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field is an existing playing field catering for mainly junior football. TTS began with an extensive on-site survey of the original, over-used 11-a-side pitch; taking into account geographical, geological and environmental factors.

The results illustrated that:

  • The gradients of the project area both in the line of play and across the line of play were outside...
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Natural Turf

Client: Radford FC

Location: Nottingham

Radford FC

Brief

To improve the playing surface of the club’s main natural turf football pitch, originally installed some 30 years ago on ground formerly occupied by terraced...

TTS Solution

Having secured a grant from Sport England (SE) toward the works, which was then matched by funding from the club itself, SE appointed TTS to oversee the project from its list of approved project managers.

As part of its remit, TTS initially undertook a comprehensive site survey; taking into account the site’s geomorphology and climate, a topographical (levels) survey, electromagnetic inductance...

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Artificial Turf

Client: Cheriton Road Sports Ground

Location: Kent

Cheriton Road Sports Ground

Brief

Design and project management for the construction of multiple non turf sports pitches as part of a £7.8m project to deliver a centre of excellence...

TTS Solution

TTS acted as part of a multi-disciplinary team; its role being to design the artificial sports pitches, provide the relevant plans and specification for tendering of the works and manage the contractors through to completion. Following a site visit in 2008 TTS produced an in-depth feasibility study, including recommendations for future development. A period of consultation followed, with TTS staff...

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Natural Turf

Client: Cockermouth CC

Location: Cumbria

Cockermouth CC

Brief

Reconstruction of cricket table following inundation by the town’s historic flood in 2010.

TTS Solution

Following the worst floods in Cockermouth’s history the town’s cricket club approached the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) for advice on reconstructing its ground. TTS and other specialists undertook feasibility studies on the site, with TTS selected for its robust study and quick response in producing the specification and tender documents. TTS managed the entire project; from clearing the...

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Natural Turf

Client: Malahide CC

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Malahide CC

Brief

To produce a One Day International standard ground alongside a second ground with a four pitch square plus non-turf pitch and update practice net facilities...

TTS Solution

TTS was recommended to lead the ground’s design and construction by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which acted in an advisory role, whilst funding for the project included a substantial grant from the Irish government. Set within the historic surrounds of the Malahide Demesne Regional Park, the project was subject to a standing archaeological watch, which resulted in numerous delays...

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Natural Turf
Artificial Turf

Client: St Mary’s Sports College

Location: Menston, Yorkshire

St Mary’s Sports College

Brief

Design and installation of a new 3G artificial football pitch facility funded by Football Foundation grant.

TTS Solution

TTS was appointed, via Interserve Project Services Ltd, to provide design, specification and project monitoring services for the entire project alongside works to upgrade existing natural pitch surfaces. Before work commenced, TTS provided a full feasibility study in-line with the requirements of the Football Foundation grant aid; including investigations into the existing soil conditions and drainage system, monitoring of electricity...

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Natural Turf

Client: Cricket Romania

Location: Moara Vlasiei, Romania

Cricket Romania

Brief

Development of a One Day International standard ground with 8-pitch square at Moara Vlasiei, 15km outside Bucharest.

TTS Solution

TTS was awarded the contract for consultancy, design and project management on recommendation from ICC (International Cricket Council) Europe and has worked closely with Cricket Romania which co-ordinated the project and local contractors. One of the biggest challenges of the project was to ensure that the contractors responsible for maintaining the ground fully understood the basic cultural practices involved in...

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Artificial Turf

Client: Stowe School

Location: Buckinghamshire

Stowe School

Brief

Replace the school’s ageing Redgra athletics track with a new track to conform to UK Athletics performance criteria.

TTS Solution

Designing and installing a state-of-the-art sports facility is one thing. To do so while ensuring it fits seamlessly within a protected historic landscape is quite another. At Stowe School TTS rose to the challenge, with landowner The National Trust consulted on every key decision – from the colour of the track through to the removal of any trees. TTS led...

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Sport England Framework Provider - 'Consultancy services for Natural Grass Pitches'