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Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy, Croston

Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy, Croston

The Project 

  • The project involved the installation of a new 3G pitch to facilitate the multiple sports played at the academy including football, hockey and rugby training.

  • The academy often had to postpone or even cancel fixtures against other schools due to the unreliability of the existing pitch when faced with poor weather conditions. However, with the help of Thornton Sports this is now a thing of the past.

 The Works 

  • An old undersized redgra pitch was replaced by a brand new full size 3G pitch increasing the size of the facility by approximately 1000m².

  • The chosen surface for the pitch was Thornton Sports’ in-house manufactured SoccerTurf 40M. With a 40mm pile height this 3G surface can accommodate both football and hockey, which was imperative for Bishop Rawstorne’s requirements.

  • Bishop Rawstorne also chose to install Thornton Sports innovative SudsSports drainage solution into the sub-base layer of the pitch, which is a cost effective and sustainable sports surface and water management system.

  • The full-size pitch was then enclosed with new perimeter fencing and floodlighting, and works completed with the installation of sports equipment and construction of a new access path.

The Client

Headteacher, Paul Cowley, has praised Thornton Sports in his recent letter of recommendation:

“Once we appointed Thorntons the operation kicked in with military precision and our surveyors were extremely impressed by the speed of response of the design team to requests for planning submissions. We were told that once they started it would be unlikely they would need to involve us in anything unless we wanted to be and they were true to their word. The build went ahead smoothly, without fuss and was on time with a first class product delivered.  The new facility will be enjoyed by the students of Bishop Rawstorne and surrounding primary schools and will also accommodate local football clubs in the community”.

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