Category Archives: Water Management for Sports and Activity Surfaces

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) is now established as the preferred approach to the management of rainfall runoff from sports and activity surfaces; avoiding the potential hydrological and pollution problems associated with conventional drainage.

The SuDS Manual update

After almost 2 years of work, the updated SuDS Manual is due to be published on line at the end of July.  A lot of research and new understanding of SuDS has developed since the original manual was published and … Continue reading

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2012 Olympic Legacy paper accepted into the Proceedings of the ICE

The ICE has recognised the significance of a paper produced by Paul Pennington of EPG regarding the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. EPG designed the water management and temporary lightweight upfill structures for the Equestrian Events at Greenwich Park … Continue reading

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EPG joins SAPCA

EPG is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of SAPCA’s Professional Services Group and is available to offer various specialist consultancy services to all members including sustainable drainage design, geotechnical and geo-environmental advice.

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Play on the Roof!!?? Blackburn Roof-Top Pitches

EPG was appointed by Blackburn based Thornton Sports Ltd to design water management for two local schemes with recreational sports facilities located on their roofs.

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Greenwich Park Major Equestrian Event

Work has commenced on a temporary arena and cross country course for a major Equestrian event in Greenwich Park that will take place during July and August of this year. 

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All-Weather SUDS solution at Hull School

Work was completed this month on a new artificial all weather sports pitch at Malet Lambert School, Hull, which incorporated an innovative sub-base replacement layer as an integrated attenuation component within the greater sustainable drainage system. EPG provided the pitch … Continue reading

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More SUDS designs for Carillion BSF schemes

As much of the surface water drainage works draw to a conclusion on several of the Tameside BSF schools, EPG has progressed SUDS designs for several of the sports pitches on the Tameside and Rochdale BSF schemes.

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3G Synthetic Sports Pitch at Malton School, North Yorkshire

The construction of a long-awaited synthetic grass sports pitch at Malton School, North Yorkshire was made possible by the incorporation of an innovative new SuDS system. Officially opened on 1st February 2011, the new 3rd-generation sports pitch initially posed design … Continue reading

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Sustainable Water Management at the Horse of the Year Show

EPG has designed a sustainable water management system for the temporary outdoor arena for the Horse of the Year Show, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC 6-10th October 2010.

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Gas Protection and Sustainable Drainage Designs for Tameside BSF

Work is advancing on several of the Tameside BSF schools incorporating sustainable surface water drainage and gas protection measures designed by EPG. The schools, employing EPG designs, include New Charter College, Samuel Laycock School, Hyde Technology College, Dale Grove School, … Continue reading

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