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Taunton Vale Sports Club, Somerset

Taunton Vale Sports Club, Somerset

The Product

  • As part of extensive improvement works at the club, Thornton Sports were appointed to carry out the re-construction of a synthetic grass hockey pitch. The pitch is now the first fully LED floodlit hockey pitch in the UK.

  • Lighting for the clubhouse, indoor sports hall, tennis & netball courts, football area and lighting across the new hockey pitch, have all been upgraded to LEDs. This will dramatically reduce light spillage affecting local residents from the outdoor lights, reduce maintenance costs and also reduce energy consumption in the clubhouse.

The Project

  • Re-construction of the club’s hockey pitch involved earthworks, drainage improvements, construction of retaining walls, installation of the macadam, shock-pad and synthetic grass layers, in addition to the erection of perimeter fencing.

  • The new full-size pitch surface, which was also re-sized during the re-construction process, has been tested following completion to confirm compliance with FIH National performance requirements.

 The Client

Taunton Vale Sports Club Chairman, Colin Johnson, comments:

“The Club is now able to implement its initial design stage in its goal to become fully sustainable and an exemplar community Club. We will be reducing the cost of delivering sport, as well as our environmental footprint, while providing a long term enhanced and affordable sporting experience for all participants.”

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