Steel Frameworks Begin To Take Shape At New Training Facility

The construction of steel frameworks on the main building of Leicester City’s new state-of-the-art training facility is well underway as the Club’s vision for a world-class venue for their non-matchday football operation takes shape in north Leicestershire.
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Investment in a training facility to rival the very best in Europe is the latest phase in the realisation of King Power International’s long-term vision for Leicester City.

The installation of extensive steel works – amounting to 1,640 tonnes – will continue over the next few months, allowing for concrete flooring to be added within the main building.

The training centre is designed to be a full-inclusive facility as the Club ensures its staff can operate in surroundings befitting its ambitions for the future.

While the walls and roof of the breath-taking indoor pitch will start to take shape shortly, foundations are also being laid for the 499-seater stand for the stunning on-site ‘show pitch’.

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That venue has been specifically devised to allow Academy teams to sample an authentic matchday experience within the grounds of the Club's training facility.

Elsewhere, now the below-ground drainage is installed and the infrastructure for pitch drainage is established, fencing around the artificial pitches has also been constructed.

Work is underway on a large machine storage unit that will house a variety of specialist turf equipment for the pitches, golf course and landscaped areas. This building will also become the hub for energy distribution for pitch undersoil heating and a state-of-the-art irrigation system.

Further to this, the Sports Turf Academy building is now taking shape and brickwork has begun and the building is water tight. This will form a unique project to educate and train the next generation of sports turf students while offering support to local grassroots sports clubs to improve their playing surfaces.

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New LCFC training facility
New LCFC training facility

The walls and roof of the indoor pitch are now taking place, while foundations are also being laid for the 499-seater stand.

An outline of the facility is now clearly visible as the earthworks for the first team car park and main entrance road are being laid.

Since our last update on the progress of the construction, local wildlife has now been safely translocated following their emergence from hibernation during the spring.

The careful translocation of wildlife included a process of providing new habitats for local birds, while 888 reptiles, including newts, have been safely moved to new homes.

In winter, over 400 fish were netted and rehomed to a new location elsewhere on site and 11 hectares of retained woodland will eventually be bolstered by the planting of 38,000 new trees.

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New LCFC training facility
New LCFC training facility

Investment in a training facility to rival the very best in Europe is the latest phase in the realisation of King Power International’s long-term vision for Leicester City.

All this has enabled the on-site team of workers to begin the formation of 11 full-size training pitches - as well as eight smaller pitches, five training grids and two goalkeeping areas.

Thirty bedrooms are also set to be built on-site before the development's completion, while rehabilitation facilities and a hydrotherapy pool are part of the masterplan.

It is a facility which promises to provide an inspirational place of work for the Club's staff and football professionals, strengthening Leicestershire's status as a home for world-class sport.

LCFC.com and LCFC TV will continue to provide updates on the development as Leicester City's exciting future becomes a reality in Charnwood.

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