£1.7m plans to upgrade sports provision at Keele

Posted on 31 July 2015

Keele's Estates & Development Department is set to start on ambitious, £1.7 million improvement and upgrade works at the rear of the Sports Centre after obtaining planning permission for the project.

Proposals are to focus the development works around the creation of a full size synthetic football pitch (with the latest third generation, or 3G, articifical turf) suitable for all-weather play of a variety of sports.

Supplementary works will see the construction of a smaller training area of the same synthetic construction, re-configuration of a section of the tennis court area to provide courts for basketball and beach volleyball, and upgrading of the existing astroturf area, surrounding access roads and pathways.

The areas will be floodlit to allow evening play during winter months. The existing running track will also be re-surfaced as part of the proposed works.

Work is set to start in September, with completion in February.