The project in Eastern High, Cardiff was a multi construct project with the installation of a full-size FIFA and World Rugby quality 3G surface, 2 large-scale tarmac multi-use-games-areas and a natural grass surface. The project was completed with the main contractor, Willmott Dixon.

The natural surface was built alongside the other facilities and provided a playing surface for the needs of the school’s rugby, football, hockey teams and many more.

The grass pitch was built as a Sport England Type 4 grass surface and therefore has both primary and secondary drainage, pitch dressing sand and grass seed & fertilizer.

  • Site Address

    Trowbridge Rd,
    Rumney,
    Cardiff
    CF3 1XZ

    Client

    Jarred Owen – Senior Building Manager Willmott Dixon

    Contract Value

    £1.1 Million

    Construction Duration

    34 weeks

    Completion Date

    March 2017

  • Facility Details

    Type 4 Natural Grass Pitch
    Fullsize FIFA and World Rugby Accredited 3G Surface
    6 Court MUGAs for Tennis / Netball / Basketball and Football


South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) were commissioned for the Design and Build of a new state of the art 3G facility for Llanishen Rugby Club in the Summer of 2018. The project was constructed on the existing school site at Llanishen High and as such, provided a top of the range facility to be utilised by both the club and school in tandem.

SWSG were involved from the original inception to the final products delivery working through designs, planning, client liaisons and much, much more.

Using the latest technologies in products and machinery, SWSG were able to construct the pitch with banked surrounds on three sides to minimise noise and light spill to the neighbouring community as well as utilising the ground model for a multipart attenuation system.

Along with the attenuated drainage, the facility was built with an 8m fence / net configuration, attenuation raft, dynamic stone base and shockpad.

Outside of the main facility, SWSG were involved in the design and build of the clubhouse, changing room facilities and carpark which involved the demolition of the older steel structure, full drainage and attenuation of the area and base works for the newest build.

The final product is certified to World Rugby and FIFA Quality

“Having met with a large number of pitch developers, Llanishen RFC decided that South Wales Sports Grounds provided the best overall package, not only in terms of value for money, which is vital, but also in terms of build time, build quality and project management. The development was completed on schedule, and the company provided a first class well managed service and workforce.

The site has also become a great attraction for touring rugby and football teams, as the quality of the facility and surface is high, as are the other on-site facilities. The other benefit to Llanishen RFC is that the renowned South Wales rain no longer causes matches to be cancelled.”

Gary Phillips – Club Chairman

  • Site Address

    Llanishen High School,
    Heol Hir,
    Cardiff
    CF14 5YL

    Client

    Ian Burns – Facilities Manager
    Bryn Wilde – Manaing Director CDM Solutions

    Contract Value

    £1.1 Million

    Construction Duration

    30 weeks.

    Completion Date

    February 2019

  • Facility Details

    9208m2 World Rugby and FIFA quality accredited 3G surface

    Club House and Car Park

    8m high banking surrounding pitch to reduce noise and light spill

    Pitch Assist usage and mainteance monitoring


On Behalf of Caerphilly County Borough Council, South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) were commissioned to install a new Third Generation synthetic surface for use by Blackwood Comprehensive School and the surrounding area. The project involved the removal of the old existing ATP surface, drainage system and floodlighting columns in exchange for a larger World Rugby compliant all-weather pitch.
The plateau required a considerable cut and fill process as well as new connections and accessways to suit the new footprint. In addition to a newly installed 8m High Fence / net configuration the surface was installed with a new floodlighting system, dynamic stone base, synthetic shockpad and a surface line-marked for rugby, football and small sided football. Works were completed and managed by SWSG in-house personnel throughout

  • Site Address

    Blackwood Comprehensive School,
    Ty-Isha Terrace,
    Blackwood
    NP12 1ER.

    Client

    Huw John – Caerphilly County Borough Council

    Contract Value

    £350,000

    Construction Duration

    20 weeks.

    Completion Date

    Summer 2018

  • Facility Details

    FIFA and World Rugby Accredited 3G Surface
    5m and 8m Surrounding Fence
    High Ball stop netting
    Equipment for Rugby and Football
    8 column Floodlighting system.