On behalf of House of Sport 4, South Wales Sports Grounds constructed two top tier 3G facilities on Ocean Park, Cardiff. The area beforehand was comprised of some old tennis and netball courts as well as some disused land that was in dire need of an upgrade. SWSG, working alongside CMB Engineering cleared the site, levelled the site using its own in-house equipment then proceeded to install drainage, lighting and civils, fencing, carpark works and much more.

The larger of the 2 pitches boasts 3 sides of spectator areas including 2 seated grandstands and a pitch kitted out for Top level football.

South Wales Sports Grounds also constructed the Carpark alongside to increase the venues capacity.

With Avante Architects designs and South Wales Sports Grounds expertise we were able to produce a premier level facility to the clients requirements turning a lost space into a financially sustainable facility for clubs and the community.

“Great to deal with people who listen and have a can-do attitude.” 

“We look forward to producing more great facilities with you next year. Thank you for your continued support which we really appreciate”. – Steve Borley CMB Engineering

  • Site Address

    Cardiff House Of Sport,
    Beignon Close,
    Ocean Way,
    Cardiff
    CF24 5HF.

    Client

    Steve Borley – CMB

    Contract Value

    £1.4 Million

    Construction Duration

    48 weeks

    Completion Date

    June 2021

  • Facility Details

    Full Size Fifa Quality approved 3G
    5000Sqm EN approved Football 3G

The Cardiff and Vale College project in 2021 encompassed the construction of a block of indoor tennis courts, extensions to the existing carpark, a full-size Welsh league FIFA standard 3G pitch as well as the installation of gas, water, power and fibre services for the new changing rooms, clubhouse and other constructions throughout the redeveloped site.

Through Avante Architects, SWSG constructed the tennis courts first with the installation of retaining walls and ring beams for the domes’ formation. Managing student and traffic flow throughout the project duration as well as COVID restriction, the challenges presented were overcome well, through planning and communication.

Utilising SWSG’s own in house plant and equipment, our trained staff re-levelled the old Bute town football club site and constructed the lighting, drainage, stone import and perimeter fence for the new 3G facility. With the addition of 2 grandstands and a future changing room facility to be completed, the pitch can provide an ongoing revenue for the school and provide a benefit to the local community.

  • Site Address

    Cardiff and Vale College,
    Canal Parade,
    Cardiff,
    CF10 5BF

    Client

    Avante Architects
    Cardiff And Vale College

    Contract Value

    £1.5 Million

    Constuction Duration

    12 months.

    Completion Date

    September 2021

  • Facility Details

    Full Size FIFA and World Rugby accredited 3G.
    Macadam MUGA with airdome

We have been erecting fencing systems since 1964 and have an enviable reputation to uphold. We will use only the best materials for our fencing and will only use our own skilled workforce to install them.

We can install the following types of fencing:

  • Heavy Duty Ball Court Systems
  • Palisade
  • Acoustic Fencing
  • Prison Mesh
  • Weld mesh
  • Chain link
  • Timber fencing
  • Pedestrian and knee rail
  • Security fencing
  • Heavy Duty, anti vandal fencing….

…..And many more

When building natural grass or artificial sports facilities we feel that our clients are more comfortable having one contractor completing the ancillary elements such as fencing, floodlighting, access paths, carparks etc. By not relying on sub contractors to install perimeter fencing to our multi use games areas we are not reliant on others. This makes us more efficient and able to reduce costs without compromising quality.

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


Alongside the construction of a World Rugby and FIFA compliant 3G surface South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) werecommissioned to build a 400m 6 lane athletics track on the existing redgra area of Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive. The athletics track, built to encompass the newly installed 3G, will provide a training and competition surface for the school as well as the local community. Built with the subcontractor Polytan the surface also has the Polytan SmarTrack system enabling real-time timing and tracking using magnets laid beneath the surface. Users of the track can utilise this technology through an app on their phones to track their performance.

The athletics facility is built to the highest and latest technology in athletics surfaces and provides a fantastic asset to any school’s sportsday.

“The schools are delighted with their new sports facilities finished to an excellent standard and the care taken throughout the works to minimize any disruption to the school’s day to day running and at the same time ensuring the safety of the pupils. I would certainly recommend SWSG as a contractor on future projects”.

Adrian Watkins – Design Project Manager, RCTCBC.

  • Site Address

    Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive,
    Penycoedcae Rd,
    Beddau,
    Pontypridd
    CF38 2AE

    Contact

    Adrian Watkins – Rhondda Cynon Taff

    Contract Value

    £800k

    Construction Duration

    20 weeks

    Completion Date

    August 2019

  • Facility Details

    FIFA and World Rugby Accredited 3G Surface

    Large natural grass throwing areas

    Full-size 400m 5 Lane running track.

    Polytan smart track system.

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.

In conjunction with Bouygues UK, South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) constructed a new football and hockey 3G surface as well as a macadam bank of tennis, basketball and netball courts at the extiting school site at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School. The 3G surface was topped with sand and rubber crumb with the MUGA finished with a sports colour coating paint for improved grip and surface longevity.

SWSG and its subcontractors were involved in all aspects of the construction including flootlights & electrical, drainage, subbase, stone and tarmacadam providing designs and information during pre-construction and carrying on with maintenance after the surfaces’ completion.

  • Site Address

    Ham Ln E,
    East Llantwit Major
    CF61 1TQ

    Client

    Mike Baynham – Bouygues Projects Director

    Contract Value

    £550,000

    Construction Duration

    16 weeks

    Completion Date

    October 2017

  • Facility Details

    FIFA Quality & FIH Accredited 3G
    Multi Use Games Area
    Polymeric Long & Triple Jump Run up and pit.


In spring 2018, South Wales Sports Grounds constructed a new sand dressed synthetic surface specifically for the all-girls school’s hockey team at Howells School at Llandaff, Cardiff.  The project involved the removal of the exiting grass surface, installation of a new stone raft, fencing, hydraulic “raise and lower” floodlights and ancillary footpath works. The works took place alongside the construction of a 2 bank MUGA and grass pitch.

The surface was handed over in July 2018 and enabled the school and community to utilise the hockey, small sided football and tennis markings.

The project worked in tandem with Notts Sports and was worked and managed throughout by SWSG’s in house teams.

  • Site Address

    Howells School,
    Cardiff
    CF5 2YD

    Client

    Duncan Bennett – Notts Sports Managing Director

    Contract Value

    £200,000

    Construction Duration

    20 weeks.

    Completion Date

    July 2018

  • Facility Details

    2G FIH accredited hockey surface
    4 Court Multi Use Games Area
    Type 4 Natural Grass Pitch

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