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.

This project involved the removal and relay of the running track surface for Cardiff’s International athletics track in Leckwith. South Wales Sports Grounds (SWSG) removed the existing surface and regulated undulations in the base tarmac to ensure the surface’s compliance with the stringent IAAF specifications. Once the macadam was prepared, the subcontractor Polytan began works to relay the surface to a blue finish. Despite the typical South Wales rainy weather, the surface was completed to a great standard and now provides a facility for national and international competitions. 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 to an unlimited extent, in all weather conditions and for various athletes at the same time.

  • Site Address

    Cardiff International Sports Campus,
    Leckwith Rd,
    Cardiff
    CF11 8AZ

    Contract Value

    £400k

    Constuction Duration

    8 weeks.

    Completion Date

    October 2018

  • Facility Details

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

    Polytan SmartTrack system.

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

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.


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