Souter Sports to design new rugby pitch

Conwy County Council has awarded a contract to the specialist sports turf contractor to design a new rugby pitch at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales.

The contract involves Souter Sports refurbishing an existing grass rugby pitch to include drainage and an integrated irrigation system.

The council said the pitch is required to be of an international standard and the work will be carried out concurrently with the Parc Eirias development project.

Wynne Construction was appointed by the council for the £6.5m Parc Eirias development project, which involves the construction of a multi-purpose indoor centre for the community and facilities for the Welsh Rugby Union and its North Wales Rugby Academy.

The project is funded by a £3.8m grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Assembly Government targeted match fund.

Work started on the Parc Eirias development project in February and is due to be completed in September 2011.

The value of the contract awarded to Souter Sports was not disclosed.

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