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TRAINING & SPORTS CENTRES l DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE


The centre will provide sports facilities for a variety of different disciplines


■ Bolton Wanderers stadium Bolton, UK Opening: TBC


■ National Performance Centre Edinburgh, Scotland Opening: 2016


Bids are now being invited from contractors for the £25m (US$42m, €31m) National Performance Centre for Sport (NCPS) at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Heriot-Watt was named the home of NCPS


in September 2013 by the Scottish govern- ment following a lengthy bidding process. It is hoped a contractor will be named soon with construction due to start later this year. The centre is expected to open 2016.


The Centre will off er an indoor full sized


3G football pitch with seating for 500, a full sized Hampden grass pitch with seating for 500, a synthetic 3G pitch, two goalkeeper training areas with fl oodlights, two grass rugby pitches, fi ve grass football pitches and three outdoor tennis courts. Indoor facilities include a nine court sports hall, a 100 station fi tness suite, hydrotherapy, strength and conditioning and treatment areas, offi ce accommodation for governing bodies and also incorporate the existing facilities at the University’s Centre for Sport and Exercise. Details: http://lei.sr?a=R1O1p


Plans include an academy for youth


Bolton Wanderers Football Club has been granted outline planning permission to build a £100m (US$168m, €126m) sport, education and offi ce development after plans were approved by the local council. The club announced plans last year


■ Fleetwood Town stadium Fleetwood, UK Opening: 2015


League One side Fleetwood Town FC has been granted planning per- mission to start work on a new £6m (US$10m, €7.5m) training complex. Designed by architects Croft Goode, the facility will become home to Fleetwood


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Town’s fi rst team, Thornton-Cleveleys FC and members of the local community. The site, based on Poolfoot Farm


in Thornton, Lancashire will house a full-size 3G pitch, as well as a number of grass pitches, associated changing rooms, classroom facilities and other community facilities. The facility – three miles from the home ground at Highbury – will take around a year to build. Details: http://lei.sr?a=a7c4H


to create a new free sports academy, along with retail outlets, 200 apartments, a 60-bedroom hotel and an offi ce block with restaurants and hospitality suites as part of the club’s “Middlebrook Masterplan”. The plans also include an as-yet unannounced expansion to the soon to be renamed Reebok Stadium. Councillors approved the plans, despite concerns over other developments being aff ected, including the nearby Church Wharf regeneration project in Bolton town centre. The project has been overseen by The Environment Partnership (TEP) to provide ecology, landscape and environmental assessment, though at present, no contractors or architects Details: http://lei.sr?a=g7G1S


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