Led by Pre-Construction Manager Ben O’Connor and Contracts Manager Peter Fowler, the S&C Slatter project team has delivered an exceptional end product which will be seen as one of Surrey’s most important community assets.
The new Sports Hub provides a shared home ground for Walton Casuals Football Club, Walton & Hersham Football Club and Walton Athletics Club, all of whom will playing their sport on an artificial surfacing system constructed by S&C Slatter. Local clubs, sports teams and schools will also no doubt be taking full advantage new pitches and track.
Simon Morris, Building Surveyor with Elmbridge Borough Council comments, ‘S&C Slatter co-ordinated and worked well with both the Council’s asset management team and the Xcel Sports Hub’s principal contractor. They worked hard to fully address our requirements and were proactive throughout the project. The Council and the four resident clubs are all very proud of the facilities created at the Xcel Sports Hub and we look forward to enjoying them for many years to come.”
The entire ground and facilities are built in accordance with Football Association National Ground Grading Category C with the 3G football turf stadium and training pitches both designed to play to FIFA Quality Performance Standard. These feature 60mm 360XL surfaces from FieldTurf the World’s leading producer of artificial turf and our manufacturing partner. Both are installed by us onto engineered macadam sub-base structures designed and built by our own in-house construction team.
We have also constructed a 6160m2 natural grass training pitch and a 9000m2 UK Athletics level 2 competition grade (County and Regional) athletics facility centred on an 8 lane Polymeric running track and a full range of field athletics.
The 3G pitches and athletics track have been furnished with floodlighting to the relevant and appropriate luminance levels and operating requirements, and S&C Slatter has also installed a wide range of different fencing systems. Subject to the necessary performance parameters, these have included 868 weld mesh rebound rigid panel, spectator, acoustic and post and rail specifications.
Utilising our estate-wide in-house expertise and construction plant, we have also had responsibility for delivering the 242-space car park, access road, footpaths, hardstandings and landscaped natural grass amenity areas.
We are a Category A Supply Chain Partner of principal contractor Willmott Dixon and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Willmott Dixon team on this project. We believe all of us can be proud of not only the end result, which quite frankly speaks for itself, but the highly engaged and seamless relationship that has driven it.
As a Willmott Dixon Category A Supply Chain Partner, it has been particularly satisfying to be recognised for the significant contribution we have made to the exciting new Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub. Ours has been an extensive and challenging brief embracing a number of key elements within the overall development.
Led by Pre-Construction Manager Ben O’Connor and Contracts Manager Peter Fowler, the S&C Slatter team has delivered an exceptional end product which will be seen as one of Surrey’s most important community assets.
This recognition follows close upon the results of the Willmott Dixon project supply chain performance review which awarded S&C Slatter excellent 9 of 10 marks for Quality of Goods/Workmanship/Service, Co-operation/Service & Management, On Time Delivery/Commitment to Programme, Health & Safety Performance
David Slatter Managing Director of S&C Slatter comments ‘We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Willmott Dixon on the Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub and believe all of us can be proud, not only of the result, which quite frankly speaks for itself, but the highly engaged and seamless relationship that has driven it.’
‘We have developed an outstanding scope of in-house resource, covering all company operations, which gives us the capacity and skills to manage a large, diverse and growing estate-wide business portfolio, and establish ourselves as the Country’s leading Sports Hub Construction Specialists’.
‘Partnership working is the cornerstone of our client relationships and a major factor in us gaining many endorsements and recommendations from existing customers.’
The new Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub provides a shared home ground for Walton Casuals Football Club, Walton & Hersham Football Club and Walton Athletics Club, all of whom will playing their sport on an artificial surfacing system constructed by S&C Slatter. Local clubs, sports teams and schools will also no doubt be taking full advantage of the new pitches and track.
Already successfully employed on a number of sports construction sites, the mini-paver is ideal for work on small multi-use games areas (MUGAs), spectator zones and pathways. It fits ideally into the company’s operational programme where larger units can’t be used and hand-laying just doesn’t produce the right results.
The Super 800-3i mini-paver will deliver a higher standard of finish and consistency, improved working efficiency and productivity, reduced materials handling and a better working environment for the site operations team.
Although it has an impressive laydown rate of up to 300 tonnes/per hour, with a wide range of pave widths from half a metre to three and half metres, it’s very compact with a clearance width of only 1.4 metres, making it a great option for confined working sites and those with restricted access points.
The 800-3i joins its ‘big brother’ the 1600-3i within the S&C Slatter fleet as testimony to the company’s continuing investment in developing in-house resources. The focus as always is on quality enhancement through the acquisition of latest technology and innovation.
With a maximum pave width of seven metres and a laydown rate of 600 tonnes per hour, the Vogele Super 1600-3i is a well-established and valued part of the Slatter construction delivery process. It’s constantly engaged in both the sport pitch and estate-wide infrastructure builds which mirror the company’s increasing project reach.
Subject of course to availability, the S&C Slatter 800-3i mini-paver also can be hired, together with its team of highly experienced operators, for external projects. For full details call S&C Slatter on 01635 34521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This 2000 capacity, 500 seat purpose built stadium is the home of Slough Town FC who play in the Evo-Stick South Premier League as well as being available to the local community. The stadium offers a range of bar and catering services and is also a superb venue for conference and training courses.
A successful pass of the FIFA Quality Pro re-testing confirms that in accordance with the aims of the FIFA Quality Programme the pitch replicates the playing qualities of a good quality natural grass, creates a playing environment that does not increase the risk of injury to players and provides the required level of durability (provided it is properly maintained). Importantly this also means the Arbour Park pitch is included in the important FA 3G Football Turf Pitch Register for 2017/18.
The 106m x 70m new build artificial pitch project delivered by S&C Slatter features the high-quality, premium-rated FieldTurf Vertex 50 -13 3G football turf installed over an in-situ bound rubber shock pad. FieldTurf is a FIFA Quality Preferred Producer and S&C Slatter’s manufacturing partner.
Contracts Manager David Smith and Site Manager Stuart Wilkes led the S&C Slatter project construction team which delivered an inclusive works package which embraced excavation and groundworks, sub-base construction, drainage, playing system installation, spectator fencing and floodlighting.
The specialist in-house maintenance services division of S&C Slatter is also helping to keep the playing surface and pitch environs in optimum condition via an annual maintenance and aftercare programme.
Arbour Park joins the S&C Slatter 3G Football Turf portfolio of artificial pitches currently hosting senior level non-league football. Sutton United, Maidstone United, Harrogate Town AFC, Tamworth, Eastbourne Borough, Newtown AFC, Haringey Borough and Margate all play on pitches constructed by the company.