In the summer of 2019 South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) were commissioned to replace the existing surface inside the Swansea.com Stadium, Swansea City AFC’s main pitch. The existing Hybrid system had been in place for 8 seasons and was in need of an upgrade. Alongside Support in Sport (SIS), SWSG removed the existing stitched makeup, rootzone and base sand and replaced with a new stitched and natural grass combo providing a technologically advanced, reinforced turf system.
Utilising LPS positional accuracy the pitch was re-laid to a domed shape enabling excellent surface drainage and prime stadium viewing conditions.
With a stitching and growing in period well managed by all parties, the surface was playable again before the first game of the 2019-2020 season.
“I would just like to say the service and support I’ve had off South Wales Sports Grounds is nothing but the best, all staff are very supportive, friendly and work with you at all time. I would highly recommend to anyone who’s interested in improving they’re facilities and taking things to the next level.”
Swansea City Grounds Manager
Swansea.com Stadium, Plasmarl, Swansea SA1 2FA
Andrew Davies – Head of Operations
9000sqm Stich SISGrass Hybrid Pitch
Upgraded Irrigation 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.
Cwmbran High School, Ty Gwyn Way, Cwmbran NP44 4YZ.
Andrew Harrison BSc(Hons), AaPS, NRAC Consultant PROPERTY OFFICER – PROPERTY & HIGHWAY ENGINEERING Torfaen County Borough Council
Tarmac Multi Use Games Area
3m Fence Surround
Line marking and colour coating
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.
Ham Ln E, East Llantwit Major CF61 1TQ
Mike Baynham – Bouygues Projects Director
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.
Duncan Bennett – Notts Sports Managing Director
2G FIH accredited hockey surface
4 Court Multi Use Games Area
Type 4 Natural Grass Pitch
Working on behalf of GeoTurf Consulting, South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) renovated and reinstalled the Welsh Premier league sides main pitch providing a natural and in-keeping surface for the club and community. Over and above the main grass pitch works a new boundary fence and perimeter concreting works brought the pitch to the leagues new standards and gave better facility to players, coaches and the public.
Despite a particularly dry summer in 2018, SWSG’s installed and operated temporary irrigation system enabled the surface to be grown and established in time for the start of the season.
The Ramp, Undy, Caldicot NP26 3EW
Jonathon Smith – GEO Turf Constulating Limited
Natural grass pitch for Welsh League Football Fence surround Temporary irrigation systems
During the 2019-2020 pre-season, South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) renovated the Parc Y Scarlets stadium pitch from an existing fibre elastic / sand surface to a top of the range patented hybrid system.
The Parc Y Scarlets, home to the Llanelli Scarlets, was renovated and remodelled to a domed finish constructed using the latest LPS positional technology.
Alongside Support in Sport (SIS), SWSG removed the existing fibre sand and rootzone replaced with a new stitched and natural grass combo providing a technologically advanced, reinforced turf.
“We would have no hesitation in recommending SWSG to carry out installation of Hybrid pitches and 4G synthetic Surfaces”
FIFA and World Rugby Accredited 3G Surface Large natural grass throwing areas Full-size 400m 5 Lane running track. Polytan smart track system.
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.
Trowbridge Rd, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 1XZ
Jarred Owen – Senior Building Manager Willmott Dixon
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
Llanishen High School, Heol Hir, Cardiff CF14 5YL
Ian Burns – Facilities Manager Bryn Wilde – Manaing Director CDM Solutions
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