Groundheat Installations Limited completed the laying of nearly 1000m of underground piping beneath the pitch at Kingscote Park in Layton on Friday of last week.

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One of the trenches dug into the pitch to accommodate pipe work.

The ground loops will take residual heat from beneath the pitch to the club house where the latest technology in environmentally efficient systems will be used to convert it to a usable temperature for the heating and hot water systems within the building.Read and Errington along with Groundheat Installations will complete the works within the building in the next few weeks. It is hoped that the system will be ready for the start of the 2014 season.

Club chairman, Simon Hornby said ” The system will be paid for (circa £25k) from the inspired facilities  grant received from Sport England at the end of last year. It will considerably reduce our utilities bill over the next 20 years and make the club and the club house more sustainable in the long term. We’re please to see the progress that has been made, one the ground has settled over the winter months the pitch drainage can be addressed and we would hope to be playing on the pitch by March 2014 and the new playing season.