On Behalf of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) were commissioned to refurbish the old athletics track and field events at King George Park, Tonypandy comprising of 11,908m2 of track, filed events and natural turf pitch. The project involved the removal of the old existing surface, drainage system and floodlighting columns in exchange for a Natural turf facility with athletics track.

Works were completed and managed by SWSG in-house personnel throughout.

“I would have no problem in using South Wales Sports Grounds again on any project”.

Allan Lewis – Allan Lewis Ltd

  • Site Address

    King George V Running Track,
    Clydach Vale,
    CF40 2XX


    Allan Lewis

    Contract Value


    Construction Duration

    20 weeks

    Completion Date

    August 2019

  • Facility Details

    Full-size 400m 6 Lane running track.

    Natural Grass Football pitch

    Polytan smart track system.

    Throws Cage

    Long and Tripple Jump

Carmarthen athletics track in the heart of Carmarthen is home to a new state of the art athletics facility installed by South Wales Sports Grounds. The new track was a reconstruction and extension of the older 6 lane surface into a full 8 lane track with porous polymeric rubber. The added lanes gave the Leisure facility the potential for hosting school, county and higher-level competitions with the track certified to international competition with World Athletics and UKA accreditations.

South Wales Sports Grounds upgraded the track as well as repairing the underlying surfaces to comply with the latest standards. New field services were also installed with new floodlighting and timing systems, a World Athletics hammer/discuss cage, long/triple jump run up and pit, perimeter paths, internal football pitch, fencing and more. As part of the project South Wales Sports Grounds also resurfaced the tennis courts alongside and repaired parts of the Hockey pitch next door.

With the Leisure centre temporarily converted to a Covid-19 field hospital, the logistics of site management became the main challenge which SWSG stood up to. The organising of deliveries, road closures and all other site traffic was managed and communicated with NHS staff and the Leisure facilities management teams to enable a smooth and efficient construction period.


The track also boasts the Polytan SmartTrack system where you can use “digital performance diagnostics” to best analyse your competition and training. Through the use of timing gates set beneath the track’s surface, multiple users can link any mobile device to the SmartTrack system to gain precision diagnostics in all weather and at all times.

  • Site Address

    Carmarthen Leisure Centre,
    Llansteffan Road,
    SA31 3NQ


    Wes Bugg – SSL

    Contract Value


    Constuction Duration

    20 weeks.

    Completion Date

    Summer 2020

  • Facility Details

    Full size 8 lane 400m IAAF and UK athletics athletics track.

    Polytan SmartTrack system.