St Mary’s Sports College

Natural Turf
Artificial Turf

Client: St Mary’s Sports College

Location: Menston, Yorkshire


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 usage by the school, soil contamination analysis and searches for services and previous land use. Based on its findings, TTS produced a design and specification for the new facility, sourced and managed a sub-contractor to undertake its construction and saw the project through to completion.

Tech Spec

Based on the feasibility study findings the pitch design included surface stabilization, an engineered base and a 60 mm rubber-filled polypropylene artificial carpet. Due to drainage restrictions within the planning permission, a swale was included in the design to act as an attenuation system during periods of heavy rainfall and reduce flow into the local beck.

Assistant Head Teacher David Geldart says:

“We had waited some time for this facility and we wanted the very best in terms of specification, construction and specialist advice. TTS has been great to work with; the team’s professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. They have worked with us every step of the way and nothing has been too much trouble. For our school and wider community we have created a world class facility thanks to Dr Andrew McLeod and the team at TTS.”