Design and project management for the construction of multiple non turf sports pitches as part of a £7.8m project to deliver a centre of excellence for Cricket, Hockey & Netball.
TTS acted as part of a multi-disciplinary team; its role being to design the artificial sports pitches, provide the relevant plans and specification for tendering of the works and manage the contractors through to completion. Following a site visit in 2008 TTS produced an in-depth feasibility study, including recommendations for future development. A period of consultation followed, with TTS staff assessing the client’s requirements and how they would impact on the other disciplines within the design team, before works commenced in 2010.
Reconstruction of cricket table following inundation by the town’s historic flood in 2010
Following the worst floods in Cockermouth’s history the town’s cricket club approached the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board) for advice on reconstructing its ground. TTS and other specialists undertook feasibility studies on the site, with TTS selected for its robust study and quick response in producing the specification and tender documents. TTS managed the entire project; from clearing the site through to constructing the new table and monitoring it to be ready for play by the 2011 summer season.
To produce a One Day International standard ground alongside a second ground with a four pitch square plus non-turf pitch and update practice net facilities at ‘the home of Irish Cricket’
TTS was recommended to lead the ground’s design and construction by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which acted in an advisory role, whilst funding for the project included a substantial grant from the Irish government. Set within the historic surrounds of the Malahide Demesne Regional Park, the project was subject to a standing archaeological watch, which resulted in numerous delays during the earth moving stages of the project.