Three Hills Park (formerly Cheriton Road Sports Ground) is home to the Folkestone Optimists Hockey Club, Folkestone Cricket Club and The Folkestone Running Club. It comprises of playing pitches/courts for cricket, hockey, football and tennis, and it is also available for other sports and activities requiring open grassed areas.
Shepway District Council granted planning permission for the development of the sports ground as a major new centre, providing first class facilities for cricket and hockey.
The £6.8 million project, designed by Guy Holloway Architects and funded by the Roger de Haan Charitable Trust includes a new pavilion, sports hall, two cricket pitches and two hockey surfaces, netball courts, a hockey set piece pitch and a “MUGA” (multi use games area).
Engaged by the Cheriton Road Sports Ground Trustees (CRSGT) Crofton provide MEP (mechanical, electrical and public health) engineering in two phases.
Phase 1 services included the performance design and specification for the outdoor areas, encompassing the construction of flood lights and irrigation systems for county-standard hockey pitch 1.
Phase 2 provided detailed MEP engineering design and construction supervision for the new sports hall and new pavilion with accessible changing rooms. As well as lighting, fire alarm and security systems were installed, along with audio-visual facilities.
With construction work commencing in 2010, the completed facility was fully opened in 2013.