EFS Europe supports Events and Tents at 2016 School Games
Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:37
The cricket pitch at Loughborough University
Hex-Road used around the field boundary
As the new school year approaches, EFS Europe was contracted by Events and Tents to assist with setting up the 2016 School Games at Loughborough University. The 2016 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age, featuring 1,600 participants across 12 sporting disciplines.
In order to construct its marquees that were being used for various elements of the event, Event and Tents utilised EFS Europe's Hex-Road and ArmorDeck 3 products to help protect two types of surface within the university complex.
636m2 of Hex-Road was laid around the boundary edge of the 1st team cricket field in order to create vehicular access and allow the construction of a 30m x 12m marquee in front of the English Cricket Board's indoor cricket net facility. In addition to creating an access road, the EFS Europe team also used the Hex-Road product to create a pad for unloading and turning, along with two further extensions for forklift trucks.
Once the marquee had been completed the access road was removed in order for the cricket pitch to meet the full boundary distance required for games.
In addition to the Hex-Road, EFS Europe also installed 406m2 of ArmorDeck 3 on top of an artificial grass pitch to protect the surface and provide a base for a 6m x 36m marquee.
Following the completion of the School Games, EFS Europe will re-install the access roads in order to facilitate the breakdown of the marquee structures.
Speaking over the weekend of the games, EFS Europe's Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"The world-class sports facilities at Loughborough University are just a few miles from our HQ, so EFS Europe was proud to play a small part in the 2016 School Games. Staging an event of this nature is a massive undertaking that requires vast amounts of vehicle movement, so protecting the integrity of the sports pitches is of paramount importance to the venue and the organisers."