S&C Slatter at Eton College

24th Jul 2017

Sports Construction Specialist, S&C Slatter, is delighted to be appointed by Eton College to design and build a major new sports development at Willowbrook. This prestigious commission will be managed and completed by the company’s in-house design, construction and project management teams led by Pre-Construction Manager Ben O’Connor and Contracts Manager David Smith.

As an Independent Hockey Federation (FIH) Certified Field Builder we are particularly pleased that the scheme is centred on the provision of new hockey facilities. S&C Slatter will be providing two 101.4m x 61m sand dressed artificial grass hockey fields and a 59m x 27m training area – all to the FIH National Performance Standard. The selected playing surface is Hockey Gold Elite from manufacturing partner FieldTurf laid over an in-situ bound rubber shockpad. FieldTurf are an FIH Preferred Supplier.

The pitch build is an engineered macadam construction complete with lateral drainage system, and supplemented by LED Floodlighting, 868 rigid panel weld mesh perimeter fencing and sports pitch equipment.

However, a significant element of this exciting project lies in support and ancillary infrastructure which is another in-house specialism of S&C Slatter.

In this case, the company is creating a new 52-space barrier entry system Bodpave car park with tarmacadam access road which necessitates a S278 connection to the adjacent highway. The car parking is linked to the sports pitches and a new pavilion via tarmacadam and resin-bound gravel pathways which feature recessed and bollard lighting.

Site-wide surface and foul water drainage is also provided together with tree protection and soft landscaping works.

This broad scope capability, including the connection of relevant utilities, is particularly appreciated by clients in the independent schools and leisure sectors, who value the cost and operational efficiencies derived from a one supplier, one solution, delivery.

And for S&C Slatter, their growth in estate-wide business completely validates the substantial, and indeed, ongoing investment in new in-house technology and machinery seen over the last couple of years.