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National Football Centre

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Burton on Trent, Staffordshire The Football Association £50m Start Oct 2001 / completion n/a

Project details

A centre of excellence for football coaching and player development.

Facilities include indoor sports and fitness,  14 full size outdoor training pitches new sports medicine & science base and viewing.

A permanent site for the FA training archive, seminar and teaching spaces, new media facilities and offices for the FA.

Living accommodation for team players and academy students.

The UK’s first full-size indoor practice pitch, covered by the largest laminated timber gridshell roof in Europe.

Brief

  • a centre for all England’s National teams and the Football Association’s Football Academy
  • a state-of-the-art facility for all aspects of the game
  • permanent residential, academic and training facilities in 141 ha of existing mature parkland

Results

  • unparalleled facilities
  • full planning permission
  • remains unbuilt as funding was discontinued

Integrated services

architecture, environmental engineering, civil & structural engineering, landscape architecture