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New 'first-class' playing surface unveiled at Westholme School

The Project

In Summer 2009 Thornton Contracts Ltd successfully completed the construction of a full size synthetic grass pitch and a block of 6 macadam tennis courts for Westholme School in Blackburn. With these new facilities the school, which has been awarded the prestigious Gold Mark Sports Award, will now be in a position to host high profile tournaments with other schools for hockey, netball and tennis.

Jeremy Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, unveiled the new facilities on Tuesday 29th September.

The Product

The first-class playing surface is surfaced with Thornton Sport's 'Premier 10' sand dressed product, which incorporates an LSR yarn and a unique backing system to improve drainage. Furthermore, the manufacture of 'Premier 10' in the UK helps to reduce carbon footprints.

The Response

Mr John Henwood, Bursar for Westholme School, was so impressed with the works that he commented on the Independent Schools Bursar Association website:

"Having just completed on a complex and technically difficult project to convert a heavily sloping clay field I am very happy to recommend Thornton Contracts Ltd if anyone is considering such work. We are delighted with the work Thorntons have done and their wilco attitute. I am happy to discuss with anyone by email or phone."

The new facilities will enhance Westholme School's reputation as a centre of educational excellence, and add to Thornton Sport's impressive portfolio of independent school clients.

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