Staffordshire School Selects Playrite for 3G Surface
Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School in
Staffordshire has acquired a strong reputation for its work in
curriculum development, care, support and guidance and is committed
to doing the best for all students. Opened in 1977 and currently
with around 1340 students, the school focuses upon health and
fitness for all working in the school and provide increased quality
access to physical activity.
At the end of 2010, Cheslyn Hay School decided to update their
sports grounds to create a purpose built, floodlit multi sport
installation, using 6,000m² of Playrite Conqueror 40. An excellent
choice for both football and hockey, the 3G surface meets FIH and
IATS performance standards as well as EN 15330 part 1. With reduced
maintenance and increased playing time, a surface from Playrite can
greatly improve the sports facilities at any
Wayne Evans from Dawkes & Co, main contractors for the
project, worked closely with Chris Stevenson at Dura-Sport and Mark
Waite from Playrite to advise Staffordshire County Council on the
best surfaces for the school. The installation was completed to an
exceptionally high standard, despite the challenging weather
conditions encountered during December and January. The school,
Leisure Centre and Staffordshire County Council are all delighted
with the quality and appearance of the new all-weather sports
facility, which is an exciting addition to the excellent facilities
already on offer at the school.
Tony Porter from Staffordshire County Council commented on
"Playrite's Conqueror 40 surface ticked all the right boxes for
our project. The surface looks and plays to the standard we were
hoping and expected."
The new pitch was officially opened in March 2011 by current
England and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.