Redbox Design Group Designs UK Football Centre

26 January 2010 (Last Updated January 26th, 2010 18:30)

UK-based Redbox Design Group has unveiled its design for a proposed new national football centre in Burton upon Trent, UK. The £100m scheme has been inspired by Real Madrid's training centres in France, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany. The architects expect to reverse the

UK-based Redbox Design Group has unveiled its design for a proposed new national football centre in Burton upon Trent, UK.

The £100m scheme has been inspired by Real Madrid's training centres in France, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany.

The architects expect to reverse the influx of foreign coaches into the game in the UK.

The 134ha site will also house 12 pitches, including synthetic and indoor ones, sports medicine and sports science facilities, two hotels and a conference centre.

The project is slated to be complete in mid-2012.

BDP designed the original proposal in 2002 but it was not carried forward as funds were diverted towards Wembley by the Football Association (FA).

Funding for the project has now been resolved through sponsors Umbro and the FA, which has invested over £25m in the project since 2001.

Other funding has been secured through the 30-home private housing scheme on the project, which has helped close the gap.

Tendering of the hotel scheme is awaited.

The new centre will serve as the League Managers' Association headquarters.