McLaren to construct training centre for Leicester City Football Club

5 April 2019 (Last Updated April 5th, 2019 10:47)

McLaren Construction is set to build a new $105m training facility for Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) at the former Park Hill Golf and Fishing Centre at Charnwood, UK.

McLaren to construct training centre for Leicester City Football Club
KSS Design Group has drawn plans for LCFC’s new training centre. Credit: McLaren Construction Group.

McLaren Construction is set to build a new $105m training facility for Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) at the former Park Hill Golf and Fishing Centre at Charnwood, UK.

Serving as principal contractor, McLaren will be responsible for the main building structure that moulds into the landscape.

The facility’s surroundings will include 11 full-size outdoor pitches, eight smaller pitches, five training grids and two goalkeeping areas.

KSS Design Group has drawn plans for the new training centre.

“We bring our considerable experience in sports and leisure facilities to the project, as well as our reputation for quality and timely delivery.”

The indoor facilities of the building will feature 35 bedrooms, a hydrotherapy pool, rehabilitation services and dining areas for the club’s academy and first team, as well as administration offices and a media centre.

A full-size indoor artificial pitch will be located adjacent to the main building.

McLaren Group chairman Kevin Taylor said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to partner with Leicester City to create a facility that will help to shape the next generation of top sportsmen and women – for the club and for the sport.

“We bring our considerable experience in sports and leisure facilities to the project, as well as our reputation for quality and timely delivery.”

A sports turf academy included in the centre will train the next generation of grounds-people. The centre will also have a 499-seat mini-venue show pitch.

Last June, LCFC submitted a planning application for the new football training facility that seeks to combine the best practices in elite sports training.

Charnwood Borough Council granted detailed planning permission for the centre in October.