Children at The City Academy, Hackney will become one of the first in the UK to enjoy a new synthetic turf playing surface featuring a revolutionary pitch infill product which is a premium alternative to traditional rubber crumb (SBR) infills.
The new facility, which was manufactured and installed by SIS Pitches, is a resurface of an existing pitch, and will provide all-year round access to training for pupils at the Academy.
The installation of the 3G pitch at the school marks one of the first uses of the new high-quality infill which is exclusive to SIS Pitches. The grass installed at the school is SISTurf Xtra Ultra which uses a highly-durable fine fibrillated yarn, to create a proven surface that balances durability and performance.
The new SISGrade infill is made from Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM). The product is highly durable and conforms to the strictest REACH and EN safety standards. It is also highly resistant to ageing, weathering and UV.
Last year, SIS Pitches, the UK’s only one- stop-shop for synthetic pitches, custom-made over half a million square metres of exceptional synthetic grass for schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs and local authorities around the world.
We have really enjoyed working with The City Academy, Hackney on this project.
SISGrade is a highly durable infill product which has been tested to strict requirements, providing reassurance for those who have concerns about the safety of standard infill products.
We are seeing more and more schools and universities turn to synthetic turf surfaces as a high-quality alternative to natural grass. The turf is designed for a variety of sports and can dramatically increase the amount of time kids play and train outdoors, helping to boost their sports skills and improve their health and wellbeing
Jamie Otto, Site Manager, SIS Pitches
From beginning to end of the new installation project at the City Academy Hackney I have been very impressed by the SIS Pitches team.
The SIS Pitches team demonstrated excellent knowledge and experience, providing us with the best options for our new sports surface area to benefit our students the most. The excellent choice of the new pitch markings, surface and the infill was a perfect combination.
The school is very pleased with the solution that was offered by SIS pitches and the installation was also shining all throughout the project. We have received a very positive response from the new pitch users especially on the difference of the playing surface performance and the grass quality.
Rytis Kumpelis, Facilities and Lettings Manager, The City Academy, Hackney