After having not paid too much attention to the progress being made on the new training ground recently,I thought I’d take a look on the official site to see how things are moving along. And boy what a difference a bit of green turf makes.
Below is a run down of what the players can expect when the site is complete:
The new training centre proposal would cover 67 acres comprising:
- 11 outdoor pitches – one artificial pitch and ten natural grass. Only one of the grass pitches has the potential to be floodlit, while the artificial pitch will be lit at night, only until 8.30pm. The main pitch to the professional squad area will be designed to the same quality and design as the pitch proposed for the New Spurs Stadium; complete with undersoil heating.
- A two storey training centre, which also has a basement, which has been designed by architects KSS to be an integral part of the landscape. The building has been designed around a 70 x 50m indoor artificial pitch which features a transparent ETFE roof similar to the EDEN project in Cornwall.
- The building also incorporates a learning centre for the Academy and educational space, medical facilities, a hydrotherapy / swimming pool, fitness centre/gym, changing rooms, a canteen and media centre.
- Two further small buildings; a security building near the Whitewebbs Lane entrance and another small, single storey groundsman’s lodge in the far south west corner, for storage of pitch maintenance equipment and changing rooms for grounds staff.
- Parking for 98 cars, five coaches and a number of cycle spaces.
Dispite a long cold winter work has moved along nicely.The DESSO pitch reinforcement and the Undersoil heating, as used in the pitch at White Hart Lane, has now been completed to the main First Team training pitches. And the site project team has now completed the drainage work to all the pitches across the site including the First, Academy and Synthetic pitches.
Additionally, the concrete structures for the basement swimming and hydrotherapy pool have been completed in preparation for installation, the ground floor slab has been laid and the concrete shear walls and columns on the ground floor have all been cast. But Most importantly, the site of the main building is now starting to take shape with the basement excavation works and retaining structures now all in place.
Enfield Council’s planning committee has approved the £30millon development, which will be used by Tottenham’s first team and youth players, subject to transport and environmental conditions…Taken from the Telegraph.
The thirty million pound training facility when completed will make a big impression on any would be signings,showing them that should they consider joining Tottenham Hotspur they would be able to train at one of the most up to date facilities in the world.A lure that many will find hard to resist I’m sure.
Thanks to the official site for all the relevant information.Follow @TrfficTottenham