New 3G surface could be in use next year

THE island could have its first 3G surface multi-sport playing surface ready for use by early next autumn.

The shape of things to come? The proposed £3.5m. King George V Field redevelopment project is in its final planning stage with work on the transformation of the old ground now planned to start in the spring. Report and more images in pages 52 and 53. (Picture courtesy of k3d.gg, 1286257)
The shape of things to come? The proposed £3.5m. King George V Field redevelopment project is in its final planning stage with work on the transformation of the old ground now planned to start in the spring. (Picture courtesy of k3d.gg, 1286257)

THE island could have its first 3G surface multi-sport playing surface ready for use by early next autumn.

Final plans to redevelop the King George V Field into a brilliant, modern arena for cricket, football, rugby, fencing and sport for the disabled, are now with Environment.

Project manager Vince McEneaney is hopeful that work can start on the four-phase redevelopment next spring, several months later than first hoped.

McEneaney said that a number of significant changes had been made to the initial plans and that because Environment had been very helpful in getting the Sports Commission driven estimated £3.5m project to the stage that it is now, he is hopeful work will be able to start in the relatively near future.