Sports Pitches - Overview
With space at an increasing premium in densely populated urban environments, utilisation of rooftops and brownfield land for sports facilities is on the rise.
Whilst not immediately obvious, sports pitches can represent excellent opportunities for smart drainage solutions – whether combined with a natural grass or synthetic surface – whilst delivering high quality amenity and flood alleviation benefits. Light in weight; and with a high-volume ratio and shallow profile, geocellular units are the perfect products for both applications – capturing rainwater at source, storing it for reuse for pitch irrigation (where natural grass surface is implemented) and controlling it using a stormwater attenuation system.
Sports pitches and facilities planned with clever water management solutions could help towards reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect whilst reducing the strain on sewers and potable water – all whilst maintaining a quality, consistent, all weather sports surface.
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