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Driffield Leisure Centre's new sustainable hockey facility ticks all boxes

Thornton Sports have recently completed the resurfacing of an artificial grass sports pitch pitch at Driffield Leisure Centre to provide a new high performance facility for hockey and football.

The surface chosen for the centre's new pitch was Thornton Sports' in-house UK manufactured 'Premier 10 National' sand-dressed surface. Following project completion the pitch was tested by an independent test house and successfully passed FIH National accreditation. Driffield Leisure Centre's facility is now an FIH registered pitch, meaning that competition level hockey can be played on the facility.

With the advice and assistance of Thornton Sports the leisure centre were also able to secure funding for a new shock-pad layer, as initial inspections confirmed the existing shock pad to be unsuitable and unlikely to match the lifespan of the new synthetic grass.

This project is just one example of the sustainable approach applied by Thornton Sports during sports pitch construction works. The former artificial grass sports surface removed during the construction process was reused in a number of ways. Some was used to surface the facility's spectator area, as specially requested by the leisure centre. A proportion was also provided to the client for future use on their cricket wickets. The remainder of the surface was then offered free of charge to local agricultural businesses, hence minimising waste to landfill and maximising local community benefits. That's not all either, as off-cuts of the new surface were also installed onto the facility's hockey goals as a noise pollution reduction technique.

 To find out more about the range of high performance hockey pitch facilities available from Thornton Sports call 01282 777 345 or visit Hockey Sports Surfaces 

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