natural and artificial sportsground contractors White Horse Contractors
association with Barclays Premier League side Chelsea FC has seen renovation
works undertaken at the club's Cobham training ground.
the relationship that the company has enjoyed with the club for over 15 years, White
Horse Contractors were chosen as the contractor of choice for the initial
construction of the first team pitches in 2003.
built phase one and two and then continued to build the whole training
facility," explained Jason Griffin, Head Groundsman at Chelsea FC. "Each phase
gets upgraded every year, and currently, White Horse are in the process of renovating
the "˜phase five' pitches. This involves ten full-size pitches being re-graded,
levelled and re-seeded so they are of a higher standard for our youth and
pitches at the 152-acre training facility at Cobham are replicas of the club's
Stamford Bridge surface and the polypropylene fibre reinforced silica sand (fibre
sand) fed into the root zone adds stability to a surface created from a Rigby
Taylor R14 seed mix.
worked closely with the club to minimise off-site waste and have adopted a
strategy to ensure that no material has to be carted off site. The benefits
being reduced cost, fewer vehicle movements affecting the environment and local
residents and reducing the requirement for fertiliser. This latter strategy
illustrates WHC's commitment to the environment.
relationship we have with White Horse has developed over the years and is as a
result of them listening to us, understanding our needs then delivering a first
the 21st century, White Horse Contractors maintains and operates a large fleet
of plant and equipment, undertaking a diversity of operations including
earthmoving and landscaping works. This investment and continued improvement of
equipment underlines White Horse Contractor's commitment to the 'in-house'
approach which has kept them at the forefront of the industry since 1957.
"The thing I
like about white Horse is their attention to detail. They are here when you
need them and for as long as you need them. I know I can rely on them," said
information, please contact White Horse Contractors on 01865 736 272 or visit www.whitehorsecontractors.co.uk.
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