Salford City Football Club Receive Planning Permission
Planning Permission has just been granted for the new striking clubhouse for Salford City Football Club.
The new facility will replace the original clubhouse, which burnt down in 2009. The design for the new building represents a modern approach, which expresses the clubs future aspiration. New development will provide high standard of changing and medical facility, at the same time promoting the club and its role in the local community
The club has played at Moor Lane, Salford since 1970 and the new facility will replace the original clubhouse which was burned down in an arson attack in early October 2009. The fire destroyed over 20 years of historical documents as well as club memorabilia and trophies.
Salford City FC play in the Evo-Stik North Division and in order to remain in the league the club needs to provide permanent facilities which meet the standards of the FA.
The new clubhouse will meet these standards with high quality changing and medical facilities. The new clubhouse will also include facilities for the community with a main function room and a separate education suite/meeting room.
Club Chairman Darren Quick said, “this modern, community-oriented and ambitious project says everything about what we are trying to do at the club. We want to improve on and off the pitch and provide a great facility to local people throughout the week, as well as on a Saturday afternoon.”
The club has been working closely with Councillors, MP’s, Salford City Council, local schools and colleges and other community groups to determine the usage of the facility. It is expected to be used for social functions throughout the week, for training and education programmes for young people and to become the home of the Kersal Moor Heritage Centre.
The clubhouse was initially developed following a successful collaboration between the club and Salford University’s Built Environment Department. These designs were then finalised and taken to planning by AFL Architects.
The club has brought in The Sport Business to support the integration of the club into the community and to secure the significant amount of funding required – from sources such as the Football Foundation, Heritage Lottery and local schemes. The club has already begun raising funds towards the cost but further contributions are sought from the private sector.
Salford City FC play in the Evo-Stik North Division. Ticket prices: £7 adults and £3 for concessions.
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