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3G Sports Pitch Construction at Chelmsford’s Great Baddow High School

The opportunity to support Great Baddow High School children’s education and physical health via a 3G Sports Pitch Construction at their school and the delight expressed by both teachers and children once a project is completed never fails to fill our team at ETC Sports with incredible joy and pride over a job well done.

We subsequently proudly report the completion and opening of a 3G Sports Pitch Construction for Great Baddow High School, a Sixth Form, Science and Specialist Sports College for 11 to 18 year old students, in Chelmsford.

To read more about the project & opening day then please read our press release.

You can also view a timelapse of the construction work for the erection of the dome facility above or on our youtube channel

Great Baddow High School had previously had work done by ETC Sports Surfaces which helped persuade them towards using our products & services again. The school involved a sports consultant called Surfacing Standards to oversee the project from start to finish and following a hugely successful opening day of the facility, the school are now enjoying their new 3G pitch.

The pitch is being hired out in the evenings and weekends and is also being used throughout the day for training for the pupils who attend. You can also enjoy the five-a-side leagues which are being hosted by Power Play if you wish to enter. If you are interested in hiring out the pitch then please visit their website here.

We are also carrying out their maintenance for them following the construction of their all weather pitch over the next 12months.

Client Details Great Baddow High School Duffield Road Chelmsford Essex CM2 9RZ Reference: Paul Draper (Business Manager) Telephone: 01245 265 821 Website: www.gbhs.co.uk

The official logo of Great Baddow High School, Essex.

Contract Details Description: Construction of “New” Third Generation (3G) All Weather Pitch with Dome Facility, Perimeter Fencing & Cricket Wicket Facilities. Approximate Contract Value: £342,000.00 Duration of Works: 16weeks Year Completed: 2015

Quote from Sam Allardyce, Manager of West Ham United Football Club

“Whether it’s football, rugby or tennis, physical education is so important for your whole life experience as you grow up.” and continued to express his personal hopes for the future of Great Baddow’s 3G Sports Pitch construction: “Hopefully, one day, we’ll have a Great Baddow High pupil running out for West Ham at the new Stadium!”

Quote from Carrie Lynch, Head Teacher of Great Baddow High School

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have this facility,” and, referring to students, said: “They’ve been dying to get in there.”

Quote from Paul Draper, Business Manager of Great Baddow High School

“ETC Sports Surfaces have provided us with a fantastic facility. Everyone involved with the school is really excited about the Air Dome and 3G Sports Pitch construction and are looking forward to using it throughout the year. I would recommend ETC without question – working in a school environment poses a number of problems – but ETC were flexible and professional throughout the project.”