Arsenal has unveiled plans for an extensive building programme to transform the club’s training ground at London Colney and continue development at the Hale End youth academy.
Planning permission was recently granted by Hertsmere Borough Council for the training ground development. Work is scheduled to get underway shortly, with completion scheduled for the beginning of the 2017/18 season.
The project will involve major work on the main building, which houses the first-team squad, and the construction of a new player performance centre.
The facility will be used by the first team and house first and second year professionals in the academy.
"These are significant investments to ensure we provide our players with the best possible facilities at every age group within the club"
A new gym will be installed, along with a 40-metre running track, ice baths, a spa, a cryotherapy chamber, state-of-the-art data analysis and scouting suites and player meeting rooms.
The existing visitors, education and media centre will also be refurbished as part of the multi-million pound project.
The club is also proposing a new phase of work at the Hale End youth academy which will include the installation of three new pitches, changing rooms, education areas, landscaping and car parking.
The project is subject to planning permission. New gym facilities and offices have already been built or are under construction.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “These are significant investments to ensure we provide our players with the best possible facilities at every age group within the club.
"These developments, together with the recruitment of specialists in player preparation, injury prevention and recovery, analytics, coaching and scouting, will ensure we stay at the forefront of the latest thinking within the game and are an important part of our ambition to keep improving and developing on and off the pitch."
Watch the video above to find out more about the redevelopment, and see the gallery below for images of the London Colney plans plus recent work at Hale End.
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