New goals for training camp
Wed 19 August 2015, 10:08 am
Planning permission is in place for a new Reading FC training facility at the Bearwood Park Estate in Wokingham.
The architect for the scheme, Barton Willmore, has released artist impressions of the training camp, which will see the club move form its current base at Hogwood Park.
Development work on the site is imminent and some of the facilities at the site, which is located on a Grade II-listed estate, are scheduled to open next summer.
The club purchased the 8.1 hectares of land from the Royal Merchant Navy School Foundation to develop the camp in October 2013.
Proposals include 13 different sized football pitches, including three full-sized first-team pitches, which will be designed to mirror the exact dimensions of the pitch at the club’s Madejski Stadium, as well as a floodlit all-weather surface and two goalkeeping practice areas.
Reading FC’s chief executive, Nigel Howe, said: “We’ve been working on this development for a couple of years, not including the years we spent looking for the right site, so to have planning permission granted is an incredible result for Reading Football Club.”