The Fitzalan High School project in Leckwith, Cardiff represented one of the largest in the company’s history. A project encompassing a multitude of surface types and construction methods the Fitzalan project showcased the variety and depth of knowledge we could carry out.

This development, on behalf of Kiers, included the construction of a Tier 1 hybrid surface, 3G FIFA Quality football pitch, 3G World Rugby pitch, 2G sand filled Multi Use Games Areas, full-size natural grass pitch and IAAF hammer throw cage and landing area. The project also includes the future construction of an FIH standard hockey surface, tarmac tennis courts and additional natural grass facilities all to be completed within the next year.

For all 7 pitches constructed we built bespoke drainage systems, perimeter fencing, tarmac paths, sports equipment, team shelters and floodlighting as well as the being the installers of the irrigation systems on the hybrid pitch and grandstand bases on the World Rugby 3G.

Alongside groundworks and landscaping contractors South Wales Sports Grounds managed pitch construction throughout the winter months for a phase 1 package completion in the summer of 2021 and handover to the client for use during the during construction of the new school.

The site is situated in a hub of sporting excellence in Leckwith, Cardiff, alongside Cardiff’s International Athletics Track which South Wales Sports Grounds redeveloped in 2019 as well as being alongside the existing Canton 3G and grass fields we constructed in 2016-2017 and Gol Centre Cardiff 5-a-side pitches, we resurfaced in 2020.

Your teams’ collaboration, coordination and understanding of our requirements have been excellent. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and your team are truly client focused. The collaborative approach has been very refreshing especially with our programme issues in respect to delays to various pitches.
Please on behalf of myself and the Kier Team thank your team for their efforts so far. May it long continue.”

Andy Miles – Keir

  • Site Address

    Fitzalan High School
    Lawrenny Ave,
    Cardiff,
    CF11 8XB

    Client

    Andrew Miles – Keir

    Contract Value

    £3.35 Million

    Construction Duration

    12 Months

    Completion Date

    August 2021

  • Facility Details

    Full Size SISGrass Hybrid Football Pitch
    FIFA and World Rugby Accredited 3G Surfaces
    Fullsize natural soil football pitch
    Large natural grass throwing areas
    Sanddressed MUGAs


Cwmbran High School, formerly Fairwater School, approached South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) in 2018 to design and build a new MUGA facility at the rear of the school to allow the children to utilise a surface for football, tennis, netball and basketball.  With a D&B proposal, SWSG were able to design a surface that allowed all the sporting needs to be satisfied with minimum disruption the schools timetable for construction.

A new rebound fence was constructed to surround the court with the tarmac surface receiving a colour coated surface to provide a more aesthetic finish as well as superior grip and playability. The colour coating was matched to the school’s colours with line marking to suit. SWSG also supplied the sports equipment including basketball, tennis and netball nets.

  • Site Address

    Cwmbran High School,
    Ty Gwyn Way,
    Cwmbran
    NP44 4YZ.

    Client

    Andrew Harrison BSc(Hons), AaPS, NRAC Consultant
    PROPERTY OFFICER – PROPERTY & HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
    Torfaen County Borough Council

    Contract Value

    £80,000

    Construction Duration

    10 weeks

    Completion Date

    September 2017

  • Facility Details

    Tarmac Multi Use Games Area

    3m Fence Surround

    Line marking and colour coating

In Cwmcarn Forest South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) were responsible for the construction of a rubber-based play zone in the scenic hillside setting. After a degree of cut and fill, the park, built with the designer Sutcliffe Play, the park was constructed just up the valley from the visitor centre and involved removal of the existing vegetation, install of new fencing, gabion and blockwork retaining walls and a variety of inclusive play equipment.

  • Site Address

    Cwmcarn Forest Dr,
    Newport
    NP11 6GZ

    Client

    Gary Phillips, Sutcliffe Play SouthWest

    Contract Value

    £30,000

    Construction Duration

    15 weeks

    Completion Date

    June 2019

  • Facility Details

    Play park on the famous Cmwcarn Forest trail.

South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG), working through the principal designer Sutcliffe Play, were commissioned to build a large play park in Pittville Park in the centre of Cheltenham as part of the plans by Cheltenham Borough Council to redevelop the entire site. The park was designed and built with DDA access in mind and all-inclusive play equipment installed to provide play equipment for all abilities.

The project encompassed the installation sand areas, grass mat surfacing, bonded rubber, various furniture, extensive planting and synthetic sand dressed coverings.

  • Site Address

    Pittville Park, Evesham Rd,
    Cheltenham
    GL52 3AB

    Client

    Jerry Widdas – Urban Recreation

    Contract Value

    £110,000

    Construction Duration

    13 weeks

    Completion Date

    April 2016.

  • Facility Details

    3000m2 Play Area in the heart of Cheltenham