McLaren Construction Limited have been named as the principle contractors to build Leicester City’s new state-of-the-art training facility in Charnwood.

Leicester City received planning permission to build the new training ground, which will be on the site of the former Park Hill Golf and Fishing Centre, from Charnwood Borough Council in October 2018.

The facility is set to open ahead of the 2020-21 season and is being built by the same company that constructed and fitted Tottenham’s Hotspur Way training complex.

“We are very excited to work on this prestigious project,” said Kevin Taylor, Chairman of the McLaren Group.

“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.”

The main building will include 35 bedrooms for players, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation facilities, dining areas, offices and a media centre.

Around the main building will be 11 full-size outdoor pitches, eight smaller pitches, five training grids and two goalkeeping areas.

The Development Squad and Under-18s will also benefit from the facility, with access to all facilities, as well as a 499-seater stadium to further their experiences of playing in front of crowds.

Leicester City are also continuing their innovative and educational schemes with the launch of a sports turf academy at the new training facility. The academy will train grounds-people in their profession.

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