After installing a state of the art training pitch at Chelsea FC we met Club Des Sports’ owner Dan White while on a business trip to London. Dan, a lifelong Chelsea fan was really impressed with the artificial grass pitch at Cobham and struck up a conversation.
The initial contract was for a full size 3G pitch that met with all sporting code requirements. The scope of works included all related subbase preparation and ancillary works. Dan was extremely happy with the works carried out and, as a result, PST Sport were contracted for several additional projects.
Pictured below: Aerial view of the new pitch at Club des Sports
Pictured below: Sports floodlights installed by PST Sport at Club Des Sports
Following on from the all weather pitch installation we installed 5 ECB approved cricket wickets with netting and a tarmac net ball court followed by the installation of sports floodlights for the full size artificial grass pitch and three tennis courts. The floodlights consisted of 10 columns and 26 2kw lights. This completed Phase 1 of the project.
PST Sport was also contracted for Phase 2 of the development which included the construction of a 400sq/m sports pavilion to include 4 no. dressing rooms and 2 no. referee rooms on the ground floor along with an exercise area and spectator balcony on the first floor. Additional works included the installation of a 640sq/m artificial grass warm up area including shock pad and 1.2m fencing.
Pictured above: Sports pavilion – works completed November 2017
Here’s what Dan White, owner of Club Des Sports had to say:
“As the Managing Director and owner of the Park Club, I have been at the forefront of innovative sports facility development for 45 years. In this time, the Hogarth Group opened the first 6 court squash club, with three courts on top of three, in Lambton Place. Following this, we opened the Hogarth Club in 1980, which was the first American style gym in the UK and kicked off the Health Club revolution we see today. The Park Club followed in 2000 and saw an outdoor pool, now de rigeur in all top–end family clubs.
Our latest idea is to combine sports provision to the general public alongside our top-end brand. This means only the finest quality facilities can be considered. Having been out to tender for a 9,000m synthetic grass pitch, I contracted the job to PST for a number of reasons:
- Technical knowledge
- Hands-on approach
- Can do attitude
- Evident quality of product
The job has been delivered on time and on budget, without any issues whatsoever.
The acid test of any Contractor’s performance is would I use them again? In this case, I will and I am. We are installing two further playing areas in January 2017, which I would normally have put out to tender again, but given the experience with PST, I’m not bothering and am going with Colin and his team.”
Club Des Sports
In November 2018 we completed the installation of a 3,850m astro turf pitch with our Superb 45, an extremely robust artificial grass carpet with heavier fibres and a 12-year warranty from our Superb range. Works included all related sub-base works, which were quite complex for this particular project, and drainage.
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