Daneshill School appoints Kestrel Contractors: Kestrel Contracts, an accomplished provider of natural and artificial sports pitches, has been appointed by Daneshill School to build a range of new sporting facilities.
These include a large new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), a new 5-a-side grass football pitch and the renovation of an existing MUGA. In addition, Kestrel will be designing and building a new cricket pitch for use next year and developing the school’s tennis courts.
Hampshire-based Daneshill School, which is owned by the Duke of Wellington, awarded the contract to local firm Kestrel after a comprehensive and competitive tender process. Work started with Kestrel surveying the relevant sites in conjunction with the architects to plan and design the pitches’ location and orientation. Once those stages were complete all necessary levelling, stabilisation and excavation were carried out under the close direction of Kestrel’s on-site management.
Commenting on Kestrel’s contract win, Bryony Ellison, bursar at Daneshill, said; “Daneshill provides an intensive programme of sport for all pupils enabling each child to learn new skills while keeping them fit, active, healthy and happy, no matter what their level of sporting ability is. With sports as diverse as football, lacrosse, rugby, hockey, tennis, rounders and gymnastics being taught, the school’s sporting facilities must be flexible, durable and of the highest quality. It is on these facilities that Daneshill’s teams compete at area, county and even national levels”
Lord Mornington of Stratfield Saye, added, “I am delighted with the work undertaken by Kestrel so far. They renovated our old pitch very quickly to provide an all-weather surface ready for the start of the new term. In addition, the school children loved watching all the machinery from the viewing platform that Kestrel erected, and I am looking forward to trying out our wonderful new pitch.”
Chris Hyde, Director of Kestrel Contracts Ltd, commented “Kestrel has been providing top class sports facilities for all outdoor games including football, rugby, tennis, hockey, cricket, bowls and even equestrian events for over a quarter of a century. Over those years the company has adapted to changing market conditions and customer requirements by keeping our expertise, experience, know-how and a wide range of specialist equipment within Kestrel. That is one of the secrets of our success.”
“However, what really sets us apart from other sports facilities providers is that we are passionate about sport. We understand just how exciting, rewarding and enjoyable sport can be and how it can help to build confidence and teamwork from an early age. We are relishing the opportunity that we have been given by Daneshill School and we look forward to working with the school to provide some of the best sporting facilities in the area”, concluded Chris.
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