Case Study

Kent County Cricket Club

Whether it’s sipping tea and witnessing the gentle sound of leather on willow, or some ferocious fast bowling and run-outs, cricket is a spectacle not to be missed. It’s also a sport that can bring out the very best in our younger generation.

There are currently 18 English Cricket Board (ECB) funded county academies. The county academy system is there to develop players capable of performing at 1st class and International level. To further these ambitions Kent County Cricket Club wanted to develop the facility they had at The County Ground in Beckenham, Kent.

To ensure that a fabulous training surface would be available at the ground, Kent County Cricket Club turned to Architects PDP London who in turn specified Taraflex® Perforfmance vinyl sports flooring from international flooring specialist Gerflor.

The indoor hall at The County Ground is used for multi-sports, including primarily indoor cricket training. The Gerflor Taraflex® flooring system specified met the club’s requirements for an appropriate surface for these specific sporting activities.

Leslie van der Veen, Project Architect – PDP London