Championship team Ipswich Town Football Club has turned to Polypipe, the UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable drainage, sewer, water management solutions and cable protection products, to provide a land drainage solution for its pitches at the club’s Playford Road training ground.

Polypipe has supplied over 2,000m of its PVCu Landcoil in 80mm and 100mm diameters, which will offer significant improvements to the existing pitches which suffered from waterlogging.  The Landcoil system is specifically designed to aid in the successful management of land water, offering significant improvements in areas where poor drainage negatively affects ground quality.

The BSI Kitemarked Landcoil system was designed and installed by Les Cotton Contractors at the conclusion of the 2015/16 football season, so as not to interfere with the team’s match day preparations. The system includes a range of couplers and junctions, and is one of the most popular land drainage systems in the UK.

In the system designed for the football club, the Landcoil pipes are connected together with integral couplers, with a three lug design to allow for an easy installation, whilst removing the possibility of the coils pulling away from each other during the installation process.

Darren Cotton, at Les Cotton Contractors, comments: “Ipswich Town FC needed to keep their training pitches in the best possible condition, in all weathers throughout the football season, and we knew that Polypipe’s Landcoil could solve the problem of waterlogging within the training ground. It is an easy system to install, and will keep players on the pitches for years to come.”

Emma Nicholls, Marketing Manager, Polypipe Civils, comments: “Landcoil is ideal for use in locations where the ground needs to be kept in peak condition. It is a versatile solution that is tried and tested for sports and leisure projects which struggle with the impact of excess surface water.”

For more information please visit www.polypipe.com/civils or call the technical team on +44 (0)1509 615100

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