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”.
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.
Cardiff International Sports Campus,
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.
Cwmcarn Forest Dr, Newport NP11 6GZ
Gary Phillips, Sutcliffe Play SouthWest
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.
Pittville Park, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL52 3AB
Jerry Widdas – Urban Recreation
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.
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.
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