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Better sports facilities deliver better results Investment in sport across the UK since the London 2012 Olympics helped Team GB achieve the best results ever at Rio 2016. Imagine what Britain’s athletes could accomplish at Tokyo 2020 if that investment continues.

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performance sport was minimal, and

Some of the projects we’ve delivered include:

elite athletes received little financial

A synthetic “Mondo” 6 lane 400m IAAF and

reviously, investment in high-

support to help them achieve their

UK Athletics track with associated field

goals. But National Lottery Funding has

facilities and a full-size FIFA-compliant pitch

changed that, and access to grants and

on the infield at The Eastwood Academy and

support through the programmes it runs

they’re thrilled with it, saying: “We were

have played a huge part both in helping the

very impressed with O’Brien Contractors

UK’s athletes improve and in the success

from start to finish. They assisted us with

Team GB achieved at Rio 2016. Throughout

ideas in our design phase and were not

the last four years, the government

only timely in their completion, but the

and UK Sport have invested £274m.

quality of the work was outstanding. We

Here at O’Brien’s we have witnessed

have had many people visit our facility

what having better sports facilities

and have been continually informed

leading specialist in the design, advice and

means for communities, schools and

that our track is of a superior quality to

supply of artificial turf for multi-sports

universities, with the many sports pitch

that of major international stadiums.”

and playgrounds, for the installation of a

projects we have delivered across the UK.

We partnered with Notts Sports, a

6,052m2 3G FIFA 1 star compliant surface at Warden Park Academy. Jonathan Beck, buildings and facilities manager, said:

O’Brien delivers synthetic and natural turf pitches for rugby, football and hockey

“I just wanted to drop you a line to say what a pleasure it has been to work and collaborate with your 3G site team at the academy for the duration of the build over the summer. They are a great bunch of people, exceptionally hard-working and a real credit to you and your company.”

Finding a trusted partner In order to maximise your budget and deliver high-quality sports facilities, you need to engage with a specialist whose team of experts has a proven track record in designing and building

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