The Park Club, East Acton in London has been one of PST Sport’s most diverse projects to date. This full design and build project includes a full-size artifiical grass pitch that will meet all major sporting code requirements, sports floodlights, 3 tennis courts, 5 ECB approved cricket wickets with netting and a tarmac net ball court. Phase 1 is completed – 3G pitch, floodlights, netball courts and cricket wickets. Phase 2 is well underway and involves the construction of a Sports Pavilion, access roads and car parks.
After installing a full-size training pitch at Chelsea FC we met Dan White, Managing Director and owner of The Park Club while on a trip to London. Dan, a lifelong Chelsea supporter was very impressed with the works at the Chelsea Cobham Training Ground and struck up a conversation.
Initially we completed the installation of a full-size all weather pitch. This project consisted of 8000m Terra Turf and shock pad including all base works and fencing. Dan was extremely happy with the works carried out, as a result PST Sport were contracted for several additional projects.
Check out what Dan White from The Park Club 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.”
Following on from our pitch installation, PST Sport completed 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 3 tennis courts. The PST Sport floodlights consisted of 10 columns and 26 2kw lights.
PST Sport are currently building a 400m 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. Next on the list is a 5-a-side artificial grass pitch.