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Sport changeover season kicks off with Grimshaw Kinnear

With the Rugby season over for another year, St Edward's School in Cheltenham decided to turn to specialist construction company Grimshaw Kinnear to help transform its sports pitch ready for the cricket season.

The civil engineering division of Cheltenham based Grimshaw Group, is well known for its versatility when it comes to tackling jobs which are out of the ordinary, and transforming the sports pitches for St Edward's is just one example of how Grimshaw regularly help out with local projects.


Dismantling the 100kg posts - which measure nearly eight metres high - is no easy task and with concerns about the health and safety of its staff, St Edward's asked Grimshaw for its expert help.

Grimshaw's new forklift with telescopic handler made light work of removing the posts, which are set a metre deep into concrete sockets. The job of taking down the four sets of posts was completed in less than 2 hours.

"I am delighted that Grimshaw was able to come and help," commented Shiel Wall, Head Groundsman at St Edward's. "Moving the posts twice a year is a job we don't look forward to!"

The rugby posts will now be stored away for the summer, and Grimshaw will be called back to reinstate them in September in time for the new season.

John Houlton Sports Contracts Director at Grimshaw Kinnear said: "Seasonal changes in sport are a key time for schools, colleges and local authorities and we are able to offer a cost effective service with no interruption to pitch use."

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