Outside Ideas began work on Underdown Park in Salisbury in 2016, constructing three new soccer pitches, a 1,900 square metre car park and a playground.

The project involved major earthworks to strip the existing surface to the specified depth. A 24 cubic metre land-plane was used to cut and fill more than 6,000 cubic metres in six days, providing a level subgrade to commence stormwater drainage and irrigation. The three pitches were staged so that drainage and irrigation could be installed and soil could be brought in without disrupting works. More than 9,000 tonnes of root zone soil was trucked in, using a grader to achieve a perfect finish.

The scope also included the installation of 11 light towers which needed to be installed before turf to ensure cranes wouldn't mark the turf.

The project was to be delivered on a strict seven week program to allow the turf to establish over the Christmas break. With eight days left, the first of the 18,000 square metres of turf was rolled out and this continued until it was complete with one day to spare.

Outside Ideas continues to maintain the three sports fields.

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Underdown Sports Park

location Salisbury North
value $1,780,000
client City of Salisbury
architect City of Salisbury