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McLaren wins main contractor gig on £45M Tottenham Hotspur training ground

McLaren Construction has been confirmed as main contractor on Tottenham Hotspur FC’s new £45M Training Academy at Bulls Cross in Enfield, Middlesex.

McLaren has won the contract to construct the main state-of-the-art training centre at the heart of the new complex. The building will be used by the first team and academy squads.

Its site team moved onto the project on 12 July to commence the construction of the centre designed by Architect KSS Design Group (KSS), who are also responsible for the design of the proposed new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, within the Northumberland Development Project.

The main training centre building is designed around a 70m by 50m indoor artificial pitch and also contains a hydrotherapy/swimming pool, fitness centre/gym, changing rooms, medical facilities, canteen and media centre.

Preparatory and groundworks on the 27ha site started last September.

The complex will contain 11 outdoor pitches which are being installed under a separate contract by specialist Hewitt Sportsturf.

Quantity Surveyor Stace played a vital role in pre-construction work and Anderson Group h been awarded the main building groundworks and frame packages. Base Contracts will complete the fitting-out works.

McLaren chairman Kevin Taylor said: “We are proud to be partnering with Tottenham Hotspur on this prestigious scheme. KSS has developed a fantastic design and it will be a premier league project in every sense.

“Following a rigorous selection process we are pleased to be appointed and have now been involved with the Academy for over a year during which time we worked closely with Tottenham and the design team as to ensure maximum efficiency is achieved whilst not compromising the quality of this superb facility.”

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy said:”The new training centre will be the best of its kind inEurope when it is built and will be important for the club attracting, training and retaining qualityplayers.  The appointment of contractors for the main building is a key step in the progress of thedevelopment and we look forward to McLaren working with us to deliver a world class facility.”

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said: “This is a massive club and this new facility shows that we are continually looking to move forward and to compete at the highest level.

“It will be terrific when completed. Our players at all levels will thrive in these surroundings.”

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