Turfdry Welcomes Quality Control at Concord College

With the design and construction of new sports facilities involving a great deal of time, energy, and expenditure, the expertise of a specialist contractor such as Turfdry is invaluable in securing optimal outcomes for projects. However, the natural disparity of specialist knowledge in this relationship can sometimes leave clients at a disadvantage, deferring to the 'expert knowledge' delivered by the contractor, who could potentially leverage this disparity to financial gain - at the cost of the final quality of the project. 

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Housing Developer Calls on Turfdry's Expertise for Sports Pitch Construction

Looking to enhance its new 'Aspire' housing development in Bedford, Orbit Homes contacted Turfdry to design & construct a new sports pitch as part of the estate. Turfdry provided a full 'design & build' package for the pitch, which included a semi-automatic irrigation system, and the unique Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain.

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Concord College Pitch Construction Progresses Well

2016 saw Turfdry take on its largest single project to date: the transformation of fields adjacent to the prestigious Concord College in Shrewsbury into top class sports and leisure facilities, including pitches, an athletics track, and subtly landscaped surrounds to provide a visually attractive aesthetic that fits with the school's heritage as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.

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Great Harwood Rovers Raring to Kick Off on New Pitch Constructed by Turfdry

Turfdry’s expertise in sports pitch construction was recently called upon by Riley Developments for a sports pitch design & construction project in Great Harwood, Lancashire. With a new housing development being constructed on the site of Great Harwood Rovers FC’s existing pitches, Riley Developments contacted Turfdry to deliver the superlative natural grass sports facilities for which it is increasingly known.

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Visit to Turfdry Constructed Wetlands Reveals Great Progress

Spurred by the rise in residential flooding due to the dramatic rain events of the winter of 2013-14, Enfield Council sought to construct a flood barrier to the east of Firs Farm Park. In fitting with the Council’s holistic design philosophy, this project was combined with the restoration of a river that formerly ran through the park but had been diverted into an underground culvert decades ago - the resulting spoil from the excavation of the river being used to form the barrier. 

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Turfdry Constructed Sports Pitch Gets Bedford Mayor's Vote of Approval

Following the design and construction of a new sports pitch for Orbit Homes - the UK's second largest housing association developer - on the site of their new 'Aspire' housing development in Bedford, Turfdry was delighted to receive an invitation to the facility’s grand opening event attended by Dave Hodgson, the Mayor of Bedford.

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Turfdry Delivers Stellar Performance for Orbit

As part of its mission of building communities, not just new housing developments, Orbit Homes wanted to incorporate a new full-sized football pitch into its development at Norse Road, Bedford and decided at the outset that it needed to employ a sports turf ‘design and build’ specialist to ensure that the quality of the football pitch matched the quality of its new homes.

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Turfdry Goes Back to School at Concord College

Concord College, in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, is a prestigious institution committed to providing its pupils with the finest education; given the firm’s exemplary record of delivering carefully considered and impeccably executed ‘Design & Build’ projects, Turfdry was a natural choice for the School’s ambitions for a new series of sports pitches.

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Turfdry Returns to Rayleigh

Delighted with the effectiveness demonstrated over the winter by the comprehensive Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain installed on all 18 fairways of its South Course in 2014, The Rayleigh Club re-engaged Turfdry in 2015 to design and implement drainage improvements to the East Course, and expand the earthworks elements on the South Course.

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Pymmes Park Wetlands Construction Complete

Following the tremendous success of Turfdry’s work at Firs Farm Park in Enfield last year - which saw the restoration of a watercourse that had previously been diverted underground, and the construction of a flood barrier - Turfdry has again been contracted by Enfield Council, this time to construct wetlands and undertake playing field improvements at Pymmes Park, Edmonton.

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IOG Pleased With Progress at Abbey Lane

As part of Turfdry's football pitch 'Design & Build' project for Stoke-on-Trent City Council at Abbey Lane, S-O-T, an independent site assessment visit was made by the Institute of Groundsmanship's Regional Advisor for the West Midlands, Kevin Duffill on 10th June 2015, to check on the ongoing establishment of the pitches, which are due for handover to the client in August 2015.

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Healthy Growth at Passmores Academy

A recent site visit to Passmores Academy - where comprehensive earthworks and the installation of the Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain transformed the school's formerly 'twisted' and poorly draining field into sports facilities to be proud of - revealed that the sward establishment has progressed well since the seeding in May.

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Pond Construction Progressing Well at The Rayleigh Club

In addition to their largest drainage project to date - the comprehensive installation of The Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain on all 18 holes of The Rayleigh Club's championship standard South Course - Turfdry is also constructing a number of new ponds, in addition to making modifications to existing water features to maintain a uniformly quality aesthetic across the course.

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Turfdry's River Restoration Rolls On

As part of Enfield Council's drive to make environmental improvements to the local area, Turfdry has begun work on a river restoration project at Firs Farm Playing Fields. Won on competitive tender, the works will see the excavation of a watercourse that stretches between the north-west and north-east corners of the park, and will carry the water that has - for the past fifty years or so - been diverted into an underground culvert.

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