UJ Sports Labs | Services

By: Ujsportslabs  11-11-2011

When considering installing a synthetic sports surface, no matter what sport, whether it is for athletics, football, tennis, hockey or multi-use it is essential to plan carefully and to seek professional advice from the outset.

Sports Labs Ltd has many years experience providing expert consultancy advice backed by sound knowledge of products, systems and methods of construction gained over the last 15 years.

The diversity of products on the market confuses everybody, we have made it our business to assess and test new products to be able to properly advise our clients regarding the merits or otherwise of one system against another.

Value for money, whole life costing? We come across these terms and indeed demand daily again it is our business to help the client understand the implications of budgetary constraints in 10, 20 or 30 years time.

Safety is a huge issue now pitches or tracks which are slippery or have many trip hazards can lead to potential litigation, we know believe us as we are asked weekly to act as expert witnesses to accident sites. We can provide very cost effective safety checks for our clients, it could save you £,000 in claims or litigation.

Before any project is given the green light a feasibility study is an essential tool in the decision making process.

A detailed narrative describing the proposed facility is drawn up. This is compared with and assessed in conjunction with the lists of available resources and constraints: financial, site related (size and ground conditions), end-use activities, sports governing body requirements, maintenance needs and time scales.

Sports Labs Ltd offer a special design and advisory service to support clubs and groups through the whole process, from the site feasibility studies to technical drawings, from grant aid to contract supervision.

Sports Labs Ltd offer a full service here to undertake the geotechnical investigation through to providing a professional interpretation service to a client who has already undertaken the study but requires independent advice. Sports Labs design the Site Investigation to provide data specific to the project in mind and which takes account of the prevailing ground conditions, which are likely to be encountered. This ensures that suitability of ground conditions for the proposed project are fully documented, tested and understood.

Any survey undertaken by Sports Labs is planned, specified and procured in such a way as to generate representative data, cost effectively for the client. The information will be analysed by experienced engineers in order to make an assessment upon the commercial and technical measures necessary to achieve the proposed developments, assuring quality from the ground up.

Sports Labs are able to provide cost plans and budgets to assist Clients to estimate expenditure on the installation of sports pitches, tracks and indeed changing rooms and associated facilities.

Whether it be for funding applications or to secure capital for a proposed project by using our current knowledge of the market conditions, cost of materials and availability of suitable contractors you will with our help be able to  accurately estimate the budgets for your new pitch or track.

At Sports Labs Ltd funding is a key sensitivity in any project life cycle. We aim to assist all our Clients to seek the best funding package to help kick start a project. Sports Labs will author feasibility studies; business plans and complete all aspects of the application forms. All advice and design work is individually conceived to meet the requirements of your organisation.

Our approach to a project is simple. We will visit any client without obligation in order to discuss your ideas and plans. If we think, your ideas would not be supported by grant aid, we will tell you at that early stage. When employed by a club or association, Sports Labs Ltd will undertake all the work required to submit the application to the funding Agency.

The information in this article was current at 08 Nov 2011