Conwy County Borough Council award competitive tender to Principle Contractor, McArdle Sport Tec.
Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre at Parc Eirias is recognised as a national centre of sporting excellence, managed by Conwy County Borough Council.
Recent redevelopments will benefit the wider community, contributing to social, economic and environmental well-being whilst further enhancing the facilities with a vision by the council to attract more professional and national sporting teams to the venue.
The new 3G artificial turf rugby pitch complies with Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Quality and World Rugby Reg 22 standards with the purpose of relieving pressure from the existing main stadium pitch, so that this facility can be reserved for showcase football and rugby fixtures.
Centrally located to the leisure centre, the 3G rugby pitch was built on a previous disc golf area over undulating ground. Throughout the planning and design stage, environmental impact was of great importance; numerous bat boxes were installed, and twenty-four trees were planted to offset the removal of existing trees during the construction phase.
Minister for culture, tourism and sport, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, officially opened the new artificial rugby pitch alongside members of the Conwy County Borough Council.
Lord Elis-Thomas quoted:
“The pitch is a very welcome addition to the wealth of top class indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities in North Wales and will no doubt contribute to the growth of sport in the region. Good quality, modern facilities play a huge part in encouraging more people to get active and it’s an honour to be here at beautiful Eirias.”
McArdle Sport Tec have developed successful and professional relationships over the past years founded on our exemplary reputation, specialist and comprehensive guidance with continuing support and management throughout project deliveries.
Superb new pitch
“This superb new pitch complements and enhances the existing facilities in Parc Eirias – a high quality resource that will encourage, and enable, greater participation in physical activity. Contractors McArdle Sport Tec have been working on the site since April.”