01 Jul 2016

Rugby training ground at Kirkstall is back in action

Rugby training ground at Kirkstall is back in action

Caddick Construction has completed its 18-week programme of flood reinstatement works at Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie’s training ground at Kirkstall, which was completely devastated by the Boxing Day floods.

The training ground was used daily by the Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie as well as being the home to the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, who work with over 50,000 people every year, and local community club Milford Marlins ARLFC.
Caddick Construction implemented a complete transformation of the facility.  The entire ground floor of the 14,500 sq ft training building was stripped out, redesigned and reinstated with flood protection to all areas, including submersible pumps, Polymer rendered walls, resin floors and metal doors. 

Timber floors have been replaced with concrete and all plumbing and electrics have been upgraded.  External works include reinstating areas damaged by the floods and creating a new 20 space car park.
Andrew Murray, managing director of Caddick Construction, said: “The Boxing Day floods affected a great number of people throughout the region – in the Kirkstall area of the city many businesses and homes experienced large scale damage. 
“The damage at Kirkstall Training Ground was disruptive to the Rhinos training schedule.  The construction team on site faced five feet of water on the pitch area and the training building, which houses a gym, changing rooms, physio/rehab areas, wrestling rooms, doctors room, ice baths, coach areas, stats room, theatre rooms, kitchen, dining and staff areas.
“Work began in March this year and the project has been completed on time. We are delighted that they can now resume with full use of the facilities.”

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