MALDWYN LEISURE CENTRE
We were the selected asked to refurbish an existing all-weather pitch and to construct a range of athletics facilities in Newtown Wales.
At the end of 2015 we completed the installation of new facilities at Maldwyn Leisure Centre, Newtown. The project included the refurbishment of a sand-dressed, all-weather pitch as well as a range of athletics field facilities. The athletics facilities meet the standards set by UK Athletics and included:
Two long jump pit runways and landing pits
A javelin runway
A pole vault runway
A discus/shot put circle, with wheelchair anchorages.
It is hoped that these new facilities which will be used by athletics clubs such as Maldwyn Harriers will improve the centre’s dreams of hosting national events.
Councillor Graham Brown, PCC cabinet member for leisure services, said: “The works were much needed and will provide a superb all-round sports facility for everyone to use and enjoy.”As part of the athletics installation we also constructed an all-weather pitch located inside the athletics track.
“This is fantastic news for sport in Montgomeryshire. This is also brilliant news for hockey in the area as it means for the first time in years the all weather pitch at Maldwyn will not be unplayable for months due to rain and will also take the pressure off Welshpool’s pitch at the Flash, which carries the burden as the only hockey facility available during these times”.
MS TURNER, POWYS SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER