Artificial Sports Pitch & Athletics Track Contractors

As sports surface experts, we specialise in innovate designs and pioneering construction methods including  3G Football and Rugby Pitches, Sand-Dressed,Sand-Filled, or Water-Based Hockey Pitches, Athletics Tracks, and MUGAs.

Our experienced team can deliver your sports facility project from initial conception, design and planning through to installation, offering a truly turnkey service.

Services We Offer

Planning and Design

  • Initial site assessment, Project Feasibility & Budget Costing
  • Conceptual Design and Drawings
  • Site Surveys and Ground Investigation Reports
  • Expert Consultancy Services to cover site-specific constraints
  • Full Planning Application, including liaison with Planning Authority

Construction

  • Groundworks & Foundations
  • Drainage, including Storm Water Management
  • Engineered Bases
  • Shock Pad
  • Artificial Carpet
  • Athletics Track Surfacing
  • Ancillary Works (Car Parking, Access Roads, Fencing, Floodlighting and Sports Equipment)

Case Studies

Find out more about our recent projects …

WHO WE’VE WORKED WITH

Our Sports Surfaces

We offer a comprehensive service from conception and planning through to design and construction.

“McArdle were a pleasure to work with throughout the project.”

“They delivered a high-quality synthetic rugby pitch conforming to World Rugby standards on time and with no defects.  We would recommend all clubs wishing to build a synthetic pitch to use McArdle Sport Tec to ensure they get a high-quality facility, delivered by a great team, that will stand the test of time and provide years of enjoyment for club members.”

M.B. Mills

Shelford Rugby Football Club

“Throughout the tender process, McArdle Sport Tec were professional and persuaded my Executive Board of their credentials.”

“I work in construction personally, and as with most situations, there were no guarantees. However, the contracts team at McArdle’s did an exemplary job and the hockey pitch produced is unrivalled in the whole area.
We were recently awarded the ‘Most Active Environment for Sport” at the Dacorum Sports Awards which proves beyond doubt the spectacular result we have achieved with the help and guidance of the McArdle Sport team. It’s a definite recommendation from me.”

N. Burles MRICS

Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club

“A professional job, with staff to match, providing first class service and a first class finish”

“On behalf of Hornets RFC, may I take the opportunity now that the artificial grass pitch and associated works are complete, to thank McArdle Sport Tec for a thoroughly professional job, resulting on a facility that will hopefully highlight and develop the growth of rugby in the Somerset area.

Your consideration of the club’s needs during the project has been greatly appreciated, allowing us to operate efficiently as possible under the circumstances.

A special mention to Adrian for his day to day running of the site, which was always clean, tidy and safely managed, and even though we were not contractually involved, for keeping us updated and informed of all aspects of the build that may of affected us, as did you all at McArdle.

We would not hesitate to recommend McArdle Sport Tec. A professional job, with staff to match, providing first class service and a first class finish.”

Paul Davidson

President of Hornets Rugby Club

“Project delivered to the highest standards whilst minimising disruption to our ongoing services”

“At all times, prior to, during and post build, I found McArdle Sport Tec to conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism. We were kept fully up to date with the project throughout with great communication lines between ourselves, the site manager and head office. The McArdle team were approachable, considerate, professional and safe at all times, ensuring a project delivered to the highest standards whilst minimising disruption to our ongoing services.”

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Steve Burnside

Facilities Manager at Shrewsbury Town FC

“No hesitation in recommending them for similar projects.”

“From initial discussions through to project handover, McArdle Sport Tec’s communication has been excellent. They have delivered a fantastic facility here at Bearwood and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them for similar projects.”

Ray Booth

Stadium Manager Reading FC

“Impressed at the professionalism, technical knowledge and determination”

“From start to finish we were impressed at the professionalism, technical knowledge and determination of the team at McArdle’s. One year on from the handover and there has been good follow-up and support. Thank you for a fantastic project that will benefit the community of Chesham for many years to come.”

Kevin Patrick

Chiltern Hills Academy Principal

“Project went very smoothly and in fact finished four weeks ahead of schedule”

“We recently had an Artificial Grass Pitch installed and managed by McArdle Sport at Chippenham Rugby Club.

We were really impressed by the team at McArdle Sport Tec who provided advice and support at the pre-commencement stage sharing their experience and putting the club members at ease.

This gave us the confidence that the right contractor had been appointed and as we moved into the build stage, we had regular communication with the site team who were not only consummate professionals but also understood the requirements of the club.

The whole project went very smoothly and in fact finished four weeks ahead of schedule which was a great surprise to the club however it meant our members could get early use of the pitch.

I would recommend McArdle Sport to other clubs who need not only a professional contractor but also one that always considers the needs of the club.”

Ian Banister

Chairman Chippenham RFC

“Facility has been highly praised by visiting teams, league officials and professional clubs”

“From the point where the contract was awarded to the final hand over of the project and the completion of the FIFA 2 star certification, McArdle Sport Tec provided a professional service and efficient management of the project through difficult weather conditions. The final outcome is a facility that has been highly praised by visiting teams, league officials and professional clubs.”

Chris Jennings

Assistant Director of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University

“Another brilliant finished product that will benefit the local footballing community for years”

“Thanks to Shaun Jamie and the rest of McArdle team for another fantastic AGP installation at Kett’s Park in Wymondham, South Norfolk. The is the second AGP that has been delivered by McArdle’s and TigerTurf through the FA Framework for us, following the Long Stratton Project in 2016 and once again we have been left with another brilliant finished product that will benefit the local footballing community for years to come.

The McArdle staff has been a pleasure to work with again, responding to any issues with haste and professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending McArdle’s to others looking to deliver high-quality AGP’s for their local residents.”

Mark Heazle

Community Leisure Manager for South Norfolk Council

“Extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise, providing exceptional guidance”

“I would have no hesitation in recommending McArdle Sport Tec to any
club or organisation, who are looking to install an artificial sports pitch.

McArdle’s team have an extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise, providing exceptional guidance and service throughout the whole process.”

Jason Bowers

Area Facilities Manager at Cheshunt RFU

“A great bunch of people who all strive for excellence”

“I have worked with McArdle Sport Tec on two artificial sports pitch projects and have found the team an absolute pleasure to deal with. The finished product is always fantastic and completed to a high quality with zero snags at handover. The McArdle Sport Tec team from on-site operatives all the way up to Director level are a great bunch of people who all strive for excellence, and I look forward to working with them again on future projects.”

Neil Jones

Senior Construction PM Wokingham Borough Council

“High quality synthetic sports pitch which has met the brief”

“McArdle worked with us through the summer of 2019 to deliver our new artificial sports pitch, which was completed in November.

We are delighted by the way that McArdle managed the project. From the very first meeting it was clear that they wanted to work in partnership with the school; they were incredibly receptive to our needs and helped manage the construction site without disruption to the normal operation of the school. Communication was particularly strong, with Chris Taylor (our dedicated on-site manager) keeping us informed of developments and changes as they arose, allowing us to mitigate any potential problems. McArdle were very flexible and able to make changes to support our needs, such as accommodating our Open Evening.

Most importantly, they have delivered a high quality synthetic sports pitch which has met the brief and will be of significant benefit to our students. A very professional team.”

Nick McSweeney

Headteacher at Emmbrook School Wokingham

“Our aim was to install a first-class hockey facility and McArdle’s have delivered”

“We have been delighted to work with McArdle Sport Tec on the refurbishment of our main hockey pitch. Our aim was to install a first-class hockey facility and McArdle’s have delivered.”

Rob Deacock

Grounds Manager at St George's College

“Very impressed with the overall management and delivery of the project”

“It was great this summer to see the construction of the new 3G football pitch in Slades Park. This long-awaited facility which is on the site of the Winton & Glenmoor Academy has been funded by the Football Foundation, Active Dorset, Talbot Village Trust and the Academy.

The construction work has been skilfully delivered by McArdle Sport Tec through the framework partnership with Tiger Turf and RLF and at Active Dorset we were very impressed with the overall management and delivery of the project. The pitch simply grew out of the ground over the summer and autumn into one of the best and most welcomed facilities in the area. The glitches and issues that are bound to arise in such a project were all dealt with positively and now we have a playing facility that is already being well used by the Academy and the local community clubs.

Many thanks go to all the McArdle team, (especially our dedicated project team Rob and Barry) and everyone else involved.”

Clive Nelson

Diversification Manager Active Dorset

“The difference is in the detail”

“Dreams do become a reality, and always great to meet quality people doing a quality job – the difference is in the detail.”

Mariette Rix

Olympian & Head of Hockey at Woodbridge School

“Open communication with the team that has enabled any challenges to be dealt with quickly”

“TigerTurf and McArdle Sport Tec were appointed via the Football Foundation AGP Supplier Framework to construct the new pitch at Green Lane in Devizes. The project is a joint venture between Wiltshire FA and Devizes Town Council.

Despite what was a testing winter construction period, the project was delivered on programme and to a high standard.

Throughout the construction period there has been very open communication with the team that has enabled any challenges to be dealt with quickly and efficiently – minimising impact on the local community.

The pitch is due to open May 2020 and will be used by hundreds of people from Devizes and the surrounding community.”

Mark Young & Simon Fisher

Football Development Manager for Wiltshire FA & Town Clerk for Devizes Town Council

“The completed project is of a very high specification”

“Cheshire East Council have recently taken transfer of the Alsager Sports Hub, a multi-sport outdoor site delivered as part of a Section 106 Agreement with David Wilson Homes. The pitches, both grass and artificial and wider grounds elements were delivered on behalf of the developer by McArdle Sport Tec.

The completed project is of a very high specification, with the artificial pitches (both football and hockey) being constructed to National Governing Body accreditation levels.”

Mark Wheelton

Leisure & Cultural Services Manager at Cheshire East Council

“The surface looks amazing, especially using a different colour run-offs”

“Hazelwick School was pleased to have partnered with McArdle Sport Tec on the renewal and upgrade of our all-weather hockey pitch. The project was well managed and ran to time, despite the poor weather, meaning they anticipated the bad weather rather well! The surface looks amazing, especially using a different colour run-offs, and we even have the school crest logo’s embedded into the surround.”

Andrew Meggs

Finance Director at Hazelwick School

About Us

McArdle Sport Tec started working in the Artificial Sports Pitch industry in 1998, since then, we have built an unbeatable reputation delivering high-quality sports pitch and athletics track installations.

Find out more about the people who have made McArdle Sport Tec the UK’s experts in Synthetic Grass Pitches and athletics tracks. You are welcome to get in contact; we would be delighted to hear from you.

Support For Funding Your Project

At McArdle Sport Tec, we know that installing sports facilities is a significant investment of time and money for any club, school, or university. We are committed to working closely with you from project conception to ensure that we meet your needs within your budget.

We also recommend that our clients look into potential funding from other sources. The Football Foundation, Rugby Football Union, England Hockey, and England Netball are just some of the sporting governing bodies that offer financial support to organisations who want to install or upgrade sporting facilities. Local authorities are another potential source for support in funding.

For more information on some of these organisations, click on the logos below.

Lottery Funded
Sport England