New South Wales’ Erskine Park High School’s (Erskine Park) commitment to the physical wellbeing of all students is evident in the refurbishment of their sports oval.
Programmed was recommended to Erskine Park by an existing customer. This strong recommendation provided our grounds team the opportunity work with the school to reconstruct and renovate their oval.
The sports oval is undoubtedly one of the most important aspect of school grounds and a new playing surface was required to lift Erskine Park’s.
To create a level playing surface, our grounds team cut one metre into the sloped area and moved approximately 500 tonnes of soil to fill low areas and even out the 1200 sqm oval’s surface area.
A new layer of turf was planted on top of the levelled soil. To automate its maintenance, we installed a pop up sprinkler system to ensure the grass always receives the right level of water at the right time.
A terrace-style sandstone feature was also constructed to create a space for spectators. Finally, a garden bed was designed behind this to encourage foot traffic along the pathway rather than on the turf.
Although rain on the onset of the project hampered initial efforts to kick off the works, we were able to still deliver within the desired timeframe. We liaised closely with all parties and specialist trades to ensure machinery operators, irrigation technicians and landscapers worked in unison. In just 10 days, we completed the works so the start of the new term could proceed uninterrupted.
Deputy Principal Nathaniel Doidge was “very pleased and very happy with the oval grounds, fully renovated in the school holidays and just in time for the new term’s commencement”.
“The team were incredibly professional and worked constructively with the school to ensure the highest quality work. Programmed were personable and clear in communication and provided ongoing feedback about the progress of the job, completion times and details about what was happening.”