GR14 Grass Parking - Verulamians Rugby Football Club, St Albans
Project: Verulamians Rugby Football Club
Client: Verulamians Rugby Football Club
Location: N Orbital Road London Colney
Products: GR14 Grass Reinforcement Mesh
Verulamians RFC was looking to expand the numbers and age groups of teams based at the club. However, parking was always tight and because they are located off a busy dual carriageway and cars could not be left on the street. This meant the club had to find a winter season solution to allow for parking. There was some grass next to the main pitch that had been used for parking in the past, but this could not be used in the wetter months. The club wanted to keep the grass so that it could be in keeping with the surrounding area and they also needed a cost-effective solution that would work.
GR14 was selected as the ideal solution for Verulamians RFC. The mesh was installed using fixing pins, supplied by Suregreen, over a weekend by the club members onto the existing grass. The members followed Suregreen's detailed Installation Guide which they downloaded from Suregreen's website. The mesh was then encouraged to entangle with and so became ‘bonded’ with the grass.
Verulamians RFC now have an all-year round parking area which can be used during peak periods over the weekends & matchdays. Parking can now happen safely on-site and not on the busy orbital road, meaning the club can look to attract new members and expand the teams. Using GR14 Grass Reinforcement Mesh to solve the problem has reduced the costs of materials and it has also saved planning costs as no planning permission was required for the install. Moreover, as the GR14 Mesh creates no extra water runoff, rainfall could percolate naturally into the water table.