17.5 C
Harrow on the Hill
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
HomeBusinessPlans revealed for new Wealdstone FC stadium

Plans revealed for new Wealdstone FC stadium

Wealdstone Football Club has announced outline plans for a new 6,300 capacity stadium, with potential to expand further, subject to a decision by Hillingdon Council.

The outline plans see the National League club with an 18-acre site at Freezeland Way, adjacent to the former Master Brewer Hotel in Uxbridge, Hillingdon.

The stadium plans will be subject to both the club finding funding and the council granting planning permission.

The stadium’s initial concept plan incorporates FIFA and UEFA guidance, drawing on best practices from stadiums across the UK and Europe.

It aims to provide an exceptional experience for fans, players, and club affiliates, featuring facilities like administrative offices, training areas, retail spaces, catering services, media accommodations, hospitality, leisure amenities, and parking.

The site, located 2.7 miles from the club’s current home in Ruislip, offers convenient access to major roads and public transport, ensuring fans can reach central London in 35 minutes via Hillingdon Underground Station.

A press release issued by the club said, “Wealdstone FC has always recognised and valued its role in the local community and is committed to ensuring that this new stadium, and the associated development, will provide a real community HUB.

“As such, the club will be looking to incorporate a range of facilities which we hope will include, a community hall, café, communal garden, play area and outside gym.”

Plans revealed for new Wealdstone FC stadium Harrow Online

Commenting on the plans Wealdstone’s Chairman, Rory Fitzgerald, said: “Hillingdon Borough Council’s decision to allocate the club this land follows a long period of discussion and negotiation and will play an important role in safeguarding the future of the club and supporting its growth.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to personally thank Hillingdon Borough Council for their support and we look forward to working closely with them as we take the project forward.

“The new stadium is fantastic news not only for our fans and players but the whole local community. As we progress, we will ensure that we optimise the benefits for local residents while also working to minimise and mitigate any potential environmental impacts associated with a construction project of this size.

“In addition, we are confident that the security and growth potential offered by the new stadium will help us attract the investment we need to realise our ambition of one day playing in the EFL.”

The Board is currently involved in a number of preliminary discussions regarding funding and remain open to approaches from those considering investment in what is set to be an exciting period of growth for the club.

Funding for the construction of the stadium is also expected to be generated through the development of new residential units and associated commercial floorspace on an area of the site allocated by Hillingdon Council.

The club is said to be actively working with its partners to establish a feasible timeline in which to be playing in the new stadium.