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O'BRIEN CONTRACTORS PROMOTION


Tomorrow’s Company


INVESTING IN A FITTER & HEALTHIER UK


As the UK obesity statistics soar, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is investing over £1 billion in the next few years to help people get fitter and healthier through a range of programmes designed to make access to sports facilities easier for everyone


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hese investments are crucial in getting people more ac- tive as a report released by the Institute of Economic Affairs in August 2014 revealed that


Britain’s obesity problem is more to do with lack of exercise than with eating too much, or eating the wrong things. So, with grants and funding available to schools, sports clubs, community groups and lo- cal authorities, this is a great opportunity for neighbourhoods all over the country to get new sports pitches and facilities in place and get people more active. With the latest statistics showing that


64% of UK adults are overweight or obese, as are one in every ten children when starting primary school, it’s vital that schools and communities make the most of this opportunity.


PITCHING IT RIGHT Investing in new sports facilities has to be done right for two important rea- sons: firstly, so that this crucial funding is put to best use, and so that people can and will use them for years to come. To do it right you need to work with the best sports pitch providers you can and O’Brien Contractors is the first and only civil engineering firm in the UK able to of- fer turnkey solutions for a range of sports pitch installations. The company can deliver projects rang- ing from stadiums and arenas through to


Olympic-standard athletics track com- plete with long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault and a 400m running track; a football club with 11 natural turf pitches, changing facilities, entrance road and car park; and a full size sand dressed synthetic grass Hockey pitch, installed upon an insitu rubber shock pad on an en- gineered base. “From my perspective, it was a delight


sports tracks and football pitches, tailored to meet your individual needs. O’Brien’s team of experts has a proven track re- cord of delivering design and build sports projects to a diverse range of exacting client specifications and all of the work is completed in-house with no outsourcing required, meaning you get better value for money and projects are always delivered on time and on budget. The sports installations the company


delivers include natural sports pitches, such as those used for rugby, football and cricket, and synthetic and MUGA (Multi- Use-Games-Area) pitches with surfaces suitable for just about every sport and user, from professional sports teams to schools and communities. Recent projects that O’Brien has


completed include the construction of a FIFA-compliant football pitch; an


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to work with O’Brien Contractors and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. One of the reasons for choosing O’Brien was the fact that we were dealing with the top management from the start (Mick) and because you are the actual contractors rather than a middle man. The construction itself wasn’t straight forward due to a large cut and fill exercise, but the end result is spectacular and we are very pleased with the outcome. In addi- tion, all of the subcontractors used for the specialist areas (floodlights, fencing, and pitch surface) were very reputable with no shortcuts in quality once the contract had been won. Overall, we are very pleased.” Phil Bowd – Bursar at Oswestry School


To find out how O’Brien can deliver sports facilities for your community or school that are tailored to your needs and budget call 01926 423 918 or email info@obriencontractors.co.uk


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