• Cannock DC

    The Sports Construction became involved in a number of Cannock Chase District Council feasibility studies in 2007 and 2008.

    Initially working with another Leisure Consultancy, eight alternative sites were explored and assessed for suitability to relocate the Cannock Stadium Athletics Track away from Pye Green.

    The Blake Valley Technology site was initially considered for a relocated track and later other options were also explored for more extensive and comprehensive facilities.

    In parallel to the Blake Valley detailed proposals, schemes were also developed for Hagley Park Sports College and Cannock Park Golf Course, in case the Blake Valley proposals fell through for any reason.

    All service provision was carried out in a sensitive and confidential manner. After one main order, three further commissions were placed. The work is believed to have been well received, the causes of non-progression at that time being due to reasons beyond the remit of the supplier.

    In 2013 a further commission was won with a Leisure Consultancy to provide options to Masterplan the Cannock Festival site development.

    The site has contaminated land and was a political hot potato because of conflicting sport and leisure priorities of councillors. The Local Authority has a budget of £4m and the scheme will involve a perimeter jogging / cycling track, community allotments, play areas for all age groups, natural grass pitches, a floodlit artificial grass pitch, a BMX track and a community sports hall with changing facilities for sport.