Cheshunt Football Club selects Thames Materials


Non-league Cheshunt Football Club has selected Thames Materials to provide the construction materials for their new state-of-the-art training facilities at their home on Theobalds Lane.

The plans, to overhaul 16 acres of land to provide high quality playing surfaces, install a sustainable irrigation system and a full size floodlit artificial pitch, was given planning permission in October 2013 and featured in the popular series “Permission Impossible” on BBC2.

Along with an artificial pitch, the major project will provide a range of senior and junior pitches to Sport England standards. A lagoon will also be built as part of a sustainable water harvesting system to keep the new pitches drained and irrigated all year round.

The development is part of the ambitious plans currently being put in place by LW Developments Ltd who took charge in 2011. The vision is to produce a Conference standard football club and academy together with first class sports and business facilities that will allow Cheshunt Football Club to become a centre of sporting excellence.

Chairman Dean Williamson said: “This is a major step forward for Cheshunt Football Club. We will have one of the best training facilities in non-league football and is the first step in our plans to become a Conference standard club and academy. In appointing a contractor to supply the construction materials it was important that it was someone we could work with, who shared our professionalism and who could deliver on such a project within our timescales. That company was Thames Materials.”

Over 10,000 loads of material are expected on the project with completion estimated to be at the end of 2015.