FP McCann's civil engineering team recently completed enabling and civil engineering works to facilitate Larne Football Club's brand new 4G football pitch at Inver Park Stadium in Larne, Co. Antrim.
FP McCann commenced the replacement of Larne Football Club's pitch by demolishing a section of old terraces, the existing pitch boundary and removing the existing pitch.
Excavation to the new design levels was then completed, followed by the importation and placement of sub-base aggregates supplied by FP McCann’s Loughside Quarry.
A 100mm lateral drainage system was then installed utilising FP McCann’s precast concrete manhole rings and catchpits. Kerb edging, also supplied by FP McCann’s precast division, was then placed to encompass the pitch.
FP McCann’s surfacing division supplied and installed the new pitch wearing course. This surface course consisted of two layers of open textured bitmac to permit pitch surface water to drain freely into the newly installed lateral drainage system below.
In addition to the pitch enabling works, FP McCann:
• Installed reinforced concrete foundations for the later installation of 4 no. 30m high mast lighting columns
• Installed an electrical infrastructure corridor around the pitch linking back to the stadium to allow control of the lighting systems
• Installed a 3kN pedestrian guard rail around the pitch perimeter
• Supplied the pitch equipment, including goal posts and team shelters
A combination of 2.4m and 3m tall precast L walls from FP McCann’s Knockloughrim precast concrete depot were installed due to the speed of installation possible.
The pitch now meets FIFA Pro standard, which would allow Larne Football Club to host international matches or Champions League games at the Inver Park stadium.
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