Support for community sports club in Buckinghamshire

Support for community sports club in Buckinghamshire

We are delighted to have joined forces with customer Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM (EKFB) and its other supply chain partners to create a new car park for St. John’s Sports & Social Club, in Stone, near Aylesbury.

The club’s grass car park was in poor shape, unsuitable for vehicles, and operating on a weather dependent basis making it challenging for club members to access the facility safely.

We donated 300 tonnes of aggregate to the project, led by EKFB, with supply chain partners volunteering their time and the machinery needed to excavate the area and lay the aggregate as well as over 3,000 plastic grids to construct a robust parking area.

The work was completed successfully ahead of the three-week proposed schedule, allowing the local parish council and the club to complete the final step in laying the topsoil, allowing grass to return.

St. John’s Sports & Social Club Chairman, Lee Evans, said: "We have six men’s, women’s and kids’ football teams based at the club which proves to be a challenge in terms of managing both the pitches and adjacent car parking area, which can get very boggy, especially in bad weather.

“We approached HS2 to see if they could loan us some heavy plant to prepare and lay over 3,000 plastic grids to construct a robust car parking area, as part of their corporate social programme. They went way beyond this by facilitating EKFB to provide project design, management and survey services, incorporating various subcontractors, including Heidelberg Materials. We look forward to being able to cater for more players and supporters, thereby hoping to ease the parking pressure on our neighbours' roads."