Leading structural engineering specialist TRP Consulting will help create Europe's most advanced football training ground after being appointed to the team delivering the masterplan for Leicester City.
It is the second major Premier League project the practice has been appointed to in recent months - its experts are working to deliver multi-million-pound expansion and development plans for Huddersfield Town's first team training facilities.
Manchester-headquartered TRP Consulting specialises in providing civil, structural and environmental engineering consultancy services and has worked on a growing list of major sporting projects across the UK. The practice is also currently working on the £40m redevelopment of the historic Emerald Headingley cricket and rugby ground in Leeds. Its structural engineers have a strong track record of delivery on large and complex building works.
Leicester City have been given permission to turn a 185-acre golf and fishing complex north of the East Midlands city into a state-of-the-art training complex. The plans have been drawn up by acclaimed architects KSS, which specialises in major sports venues and training facilities, educational projects and residential developments. Key components include 12 full-size pitches, together with various smaller pitches and outdoor training areas.
KSS' designs for Leicester City Football Club's state-of-the-art training facility are seen as leading the way for the next-generation of elite training centres
A full-size indoor pitch will sit within a signature building and forms a centre point to the complex. A fully integrated training facility building for academy and first team players, incorporating medical, tactical, training, educational and dining facilities will also be constructed. And a show pitch with a 499-seat stand will allow The Foxes under-23 and U18 teams to play in a 'match environment'.
Geoff Wilks, Director at TRP Consulting, said:
This is a fantastic sporting facility that is being described as the most advanced in Europe. We're delighted to have been appointed to work with KSS, one of the leading sports architects in the world, on the development, which is breath-taking in its scope. The appointment is also testament to the growing reputation our team has in helping to successfully deliver large-scale sporting developments and follows our appointment to Huddersfield Town's project. Our work ranges from creating cutting-edge training facilities for sporting clubs to successfully engineering racecourse and stadium developments.
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