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Thornton Contracts celebrate 35 years of serving sport!

As one of the UK’s most experienced sports surface contractors, Thornton Contracts are proud to be celebrating their 35th anniversary.

Established in 1978 as a specialist contractor in external sports surfacing and allied works, the company’s success was instant, carrying out tennis courts installations for educational establishments, sports clubs, private clients and local authorities. Over the last thirty five years the company has grown to deliver in excess of £10million worth of works on an annual basis, installing sports pitches, multi use games areas, athletics tracks and tennis courts for a wide range of clients.

Since 2005 the company has been part of the wider Thornton Sports group. Working in conjunction with their sister companies, Thornton Contracts now provide a complete solution which includes the in-house UK manufacture of synthetic grass, the repair and maintenance of synthetic surfaces, and also the supply and installation of sports equipment, indoor flooring and specialist outdoor surfaces.

A wide skills base has offered the opportunity to work on a wide range of prestigious projects. A multi-million pound mixed-sport facility for Harrow School in London, high performance training and community facilities for the Lancashire Football Association, and London 2012 athletics training facilities for the US Olympic Committee just to name a few! Furthermore, many of the company’s customers from the early days have returned to Thornton Contracts for sports surfacing requirements on many occasions and continue to do so. These include Gosforth Garden Village Tennis Club in Newcastle upon Tyne, Giggleswick School in Settle, The Grange School in Cheshire and Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe.

Managing Director David Saxby comments,

“We’re incredibly proud of our background, and our clients regularly comment on the skills and capabilities of our team. Our Contract Management team are extremely experienced within sports surfacing, and many of our specialist site-based operatives have worked within the industry for over 20 years.

Our experience enables us to offer clients innovative design solutions and deliver the highest performance facilities in an efficient manner”

To find out more about how Thornton Contracts can help you with your new sports facility just follow the link or call 01282 777 345. 

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