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With London 2012 fast approaching, O’Brien Contractors and Eastwood School unveil their impressive new synthetic Mondo six-lane 400m IAAF track

seen. High on the nation’s agenda is the availability of quality sporting facilities. With this in mind, concept through to com- pletion needs to be first class – ensuring every stage is carefully managed and the correct team is selected to guarantee the finished product is of the highest standard.


CIVIL ROOTS O’Brien Contractors has its roots in civil engineering. With that comes a wealth of expertise and hi-tech techniques, which are perfectly aligned to the business of producing quality and cost-effective sports pitches for clients.

GROUND MODELLING O’Brien Contractors offers a full range of technical services. By using ground modelling and laser levelling O’Brien can help businesses save time and money on a project, as well as reducing the carbon footprint of a development.

EASTWOOD SCHOOL, ESSEX O’Brien Contractors was brought on board by Eastwood School to design and build a synthetic Mondo six-lane 400m IAAF and UK Athletics track with associ- ated infield facilities. The project involved reduced level ex-

cavation, ‘cut and fill’ to formation with the disposal of residual spoil, including associated drainage sub base build up and macadam civils works. Installation of long jump, triple jump, high-jump, pole vault and circle for throwing events were includ- ed, along with a FIFA compliant football pitch on the infield, which was top soiled, seeded and marked accordingly. On top of this a Mondo Sportsflex SX,

400m running track was laid. Standing out from its competitor, it boasts a wealth of advantages, including a non-slip running surface and is recognised as one of the fastest tracks in the world. Sportsflex SX selection as the Olympic track for London 2012 will only benefit

Issue 4 2011 © cybertrek 2011 Eastwood School’s Mondo 400m athletics track delivered by O’Brien

“Being the world’s leading sports track manufacturer we

require first-class preparation for all our tracks. O’Brien did not disappoint, their work was second to none”

and encourage athletes from around the globe to make Eastwood School track their number one choice of training venue. The project was delivered on time and

to budget and professional quality. By implementing proactive proposals O’Brien was able to offer Eastwood School reduced costs within the project and bring the contract value down, within the client’s requirements, without compromising the quality of the end product.

EXCELLENT FEEDBACK O’Brien’s director, Mick O’Brien, said: “With high praise from Mondo, alongside the positive feedback from the school, we are really delighted to have been a Princi- pal Contractor for such a prestigious client and project”. Eastwood School’s Services Director,

Scott Sterling, said “We were very im- pressed with O’Brien Contractors from start to finish. They assisted us with ideas in our design phase and were not only timely in their completion but the qual- ity of the work was outstanding. We have had many people visit our facility and have been continually informed that our track is

of a superior quality and similar to that in international stadiums”. Mondo’s UK project manager, Joe

Hoekstra, said: “Being the world’s leading sports track manufacturer we require first- class preparation for all our tracks. O’Brien did not disappoint, their work was second to none”.

SERVICES O’Brien Contractors offers a full range of services, including: n Total solution for sport pitches from design through to completion n Earthworks design and ground modelling facilities, bulk earthwork and site clearance n Fine tolerance laser levelling and 3D machine control systems n Ground stabilisation n Drainage, pipework and associated works n External service yards n Roads and sewers n External works including block paving and slabbing.

ith less than 12 months to go, the UK is counting down for what will be the largest sport- ing event the country has ever


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