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MoD Lyneham host Topping Out ceremony

Thornton Sports were proud to be involved in yesterday’s celebration of a major project to transform the former RAF Lyneham airbase. The new Defence College of Technical Training currently under construction in Wiltshire, will provide training facilities for all three armed services. 

Hercules, a joint venture between Kier Group and Balfour Beatty, have appointed Thornton Sports to construct a multiple sports facility as part of this multi-million pound scheme. New facilities will include a full-size artificial grass 3G sports facility, an 8-lane natural grass running track with internal football pitch, 3 football pitches, 3 rugby pitches, 6 tennis courts, plus a cricket outfield & square including a synthetic match wicket, 4 synthetic batting ends and a 4-bay cage. 

Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by over 300 people and was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate what can be achieved when the Team works together. David Saxby, Managing Director of Thornton Sports, comments: 

“Our team are delighted to be involved in this prestigious project. The Defence College of Technical Training will be a fantastic state-of-the art facility and we are very proud that our high performance sports facilities will be an integral feature”.

To find out more about the wide range of high performance sports facilities available from Thornton Sports call 01282 777 345 or visit

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