Brett Landscaping helps to resettle Old Saltleians Rugby Club

Brett Landscaping, leading provider of high-quality hard landscape materials, has partnered with O’Brien Contractors, to supply block paving for the development of a new sports facility for the Old Saltleians Rugby Football Club in Warwickshire.

The club, which was formed 95 years ago has been a fixture of West Midlands amateur rugby was required to relocate due to their original home obstructing the route of the HS2 development.

Brett Landscaping helps to resettle Old Saltleians Rugby Club

Brett Landscaping helps to resettle Old Saltleians Rugby Club

With a sizeable budget at hand due to generous compensation from HS2, there were high expectations for top specification materials and an impressive finish at the new Water Orton site. O’Brien Contractors were appointed in 2021 to transform 17 acres of farmland into a state-of-the-art sporting facility.

The aim was to create a modern facility for sport and events, with the inspiration for the project being the surrounding natural environment. For Old Saltleians, this meant four high-standard grass pitches featuring advanced trench and pipe drainage (adhering to Sports England Standards), with irrigation ensuring year-round playability.

The relocation included the addition of an ultra-modern clubhouse offering social spaces for the club and community to host events. This meant including extensive parking for the site was required on the site.

The Brett Landscaping team began working closely with O’Brien in August 2022. Through site visits and presentation of product options, the technical team were able to work with the contractor to find the right high-performance solution for public spaces within the scope of the project. With Brett Landscaping also able to readily supply a range of premium products, the contractor departed from the specification with another provider.

Brett Landscaping’s Yorktone paving flags 600x600x50mm and Charcoal Yorktone paving flags 600x600x50mm were used within the outdoor viewing point where supporters would stand to enjoy the match. Permeable paving solution Natural Omega Flow 200x100x80mm and Charcoal Omega Flow Marker 200x100x80mm was used within the 2,300m2 car park area.

Oliver Newbold, Civil Sales Manager in the West Midlands, Brett Landscaping: “We were delighted to be able to assist O’Brien Contractors with this project, to provide the high-quality products on time and in full in order for the new home of Old Saltleians to be opened in time for the club to move in to continue with training, matches and the community events.”

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