Installation work starts on Spurs retractable pitch

Grant Prior 3 years ago
Share

Sheffield engineering specialist SCX has started installation work on the world’s first dividing retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.

The design sees a grass pitch sitting directly above an artificial surface.

The fully retractable grass surface will be used for football matches while the artificial pitch underneath will be used for NFL matches, music concerts and a range of other events.

SCX has designed, engineered, built, and is now installing the innovative real turf football pitch which was stored in South Yorkshire before being transported to London.

The playing surface sits in three pitch-long steel trays, weighing more than 3,000 tonnes each.

The pitch will split into three sections before retracting under the South Stand, revealing the artificial playing surface underneath.

The process of switching from one surface to another is expected to take approximately 25 minutes.

Once the grass pitch is returned, the joins are invisible and undetectable allowing for a Premier League quality playing surface every matchday.

Each of the three pitch-long trays is made up of 33 smaller trays, 99 in total for the entire playing surface.

The first batch is now being delivered during a delivery process over the next fortnight.

The first tray to be completed will be the west section followed in the coming months by the east and finally the centre section.

SCX managing director Simon Eastwood said: “This is a massive and complicated moving structure.

“We have a proven track record in solving bespoke problems that involve moving and lifting huge structures at venues. All the mechanical and control system engineering skills are in-house and genuinely world class.”

Danny Pickard, SCX’s lead engineer, said: “This pitch technology embodies everything we strive for and care about – delivering precisely what the client needs, with the engineering flair that has become a hallmark of SCX. “

Latest news

Kier wins £160m Area 4 highways upkeep deal

Maintenance work to start in November on Kent and Sussex roads
3 hours ago

23 demolition firms win places on Scottish framework

Demolition framework for Scottish council and housing associations
4 hours ago

Amey clinches £240m deal to upkeep three major bridges

South west major structures inspection and maintenance worth £16m a year
4 hours ago

Shed builder Winvic hails £29m rail freight terminal win

Vast concrete pour to start in weeks on 30,000m3 terminal storage slab
3 hours ago

Vinci replaces Galliford Try on £26m cancer centre

Demolition work completed by Galliford Try but client brings in new contractor
1 day ago

Aecom to cut up to 500 jobs

Consultant starts redundancy consultation as it "re-shapes" the business
11 hours ago

Squibb lands demolition deal on £220m Woolwich site

Year-long demolition of old Woolwich estate starts this month
8 hours ago

Morgan Sindall confident of second half profit surge

Post lockdown recovery continues as £9.3m of furlough cash to be handed back to government
12 hours ago

M&E specialist Lorne Stewart battles to stem losses

Harrow-based building services specialist begins to curb losses
13 hours ago

Worker crushed to death on Tottenham demolition site

Wall and roof collapses at two-storey industrial building
21 hours ago

Countryside picked for £124m Bracknell housing plan

Over 400 homes to be built on three council-owned sites in town centre
13 hours ago

Balfour to reopen concrete plant after Covid outbreak

Track and trace investigations show no-one affected at Hinkley where segments are supplied
1 day ago

Robertson lands Preston research centre contract

University of Sheffield picks main contractor for £20m scheme
1 day ago

300 “shovel ready” schemes get £900m funding boost

Government confirms schemes receiving cash from the Getting Building Fund
2 days ago

2021 workload rebound but to 6.4% below pre-Covid level

Construction forecasters bank on V-shaped recovery next year
2 days ago

Plans unveiled for new 40-acre Crewe warehouse scheme

Construction of 800,000 sq ft of space on former BAE factory site
2 days ago

Manchester wellbeing centre developer eyes three more sites

Construction to start next year on £250m Manchester scheme followed by trio of new venues
2 days ago

Willmott Dixon wins £31m Rotherham housing deal

Over 170 homes to be built for Rother Living
2 days ago

Gaysha acquires fit-out firm GS Contracts

Latest acquisition for expanding London refurb contractor
2 days ago

More than 600 consultants fight to win framework places

EN:Procure picks 70 winners for £10m deal: Full details
2 days ago

Keep the industry updated by joining the Enquirer Directory

Membership lets construction know you are open for business as recovery gathers momentum
2 years ago

Clancy drops Docwra name and exits multi-utility work

Clancy to sharpen focus on water and energy work
2 days ago

Renaker go-ahead for Manchester twin towers

Phase 2 of Crown Street scheme approved by planners
3 days ago

Laing O’Rourke wins £123m sewage works upgrade

Three-year upgrade of Beckton works to start early next year
3 days ago

Cruden goes into administration with 100 job losses

KPMG now winding down contractor after Covid-19 was "the final straw"
5 days ago

Demolition worker fights for her life after site accident

Shannon Brasier, 20, in coma at Royal London Hospital
5 days ago

Sisk to repay Covid-19 staff wage cuts

Around 600 staff to recoup deductions made over three months
6 days ago

Worker crushed to death at precast concrete plant

Safety inspectors uncover a series of problems at Treanor Pujol site
3 days ago

Build UK contractors hold payment times during Covid-19

Six main contractors paying within 30 days
5 days ago

McAlpine to cut 6% of staff after strategy review

Regional and market Covid-19 review leads to 132 job losses
6 days ago

Contractor services