Sports contracting specialists CLS Sports display some of the landmark work they have completed across the local authority, schools and sports club sectors nationwide in the year since their SALTEX debut.
As the company's 50th anniversary in 2018 draws closer, CLS celebrates the recent unveiling of Barnhurst Lane, West Midlands - a project that saw CLS's three divisions unite to transform a former waste treatment site into a 10-hectare expanse of football pitches and environmental measures.
Bringing into play much of the Campey machinery run by CLS Selfdrive, the project involved moving some 60,000m3 of earth as CLS Landscape and Earthworks recontoured the site and laid drainage to prepare the ground for nine football pitches prepared by CLS Sports.
A longstanding user of Campey machinery, CLS Selfdrive itself became a dedicated distributor in June, serving north, east and west Yorkshire with the full spread of Imants, Dakota, Raycam and Air-2G2 lines.
Oundle School, near Peterborough, proved another groundbreaking scheme for CLS, spanning synthetic and natural turf provision at one of Britain's top 100 independent schools. Two further hockey pitches, natural rugby pitch and 20-lane leading edge practice nets further boosted the school's already expansive facilities.
In Yorkshire, CLS Sports brought the Woodhouse Grove School training ground of Bradford City AFC back to life after severe flooding inundated the site last Boxing Day, restoring its FIFA2* and World Rugby specifications.
Meanwhile, grassroots football in the North-east advanced with the construction of a 3G synthetic pitch and improvements to the match pitch at South Shields FC, work funded through the Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme.
The North-west regional hub is helping CLS Sports increasingly influence the national sporting landscape as it deepens its connections with what is a rapidly evolving area of grassroots provision.