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Barnfield Training Centre Update: February 2016

17 February 2016

The new £10.6m Barnfield Training Centre in Padiham continues to undergo a massive transformation.

Works to the focal point, the main building, are currently on programme after regaining some time due to the poor weather in January.

As can be seen from the new aerial shots below, the structural foundations for both the accommodation and adjoining indoor arena, within the 73,000 m2 area site, are due for completion within the week.

The footprints of the indoor arena (left) and adjoining accommodation block

The next visible change to the landscape will be the erection of the steel framework, during March.

Adverse weather conditions have also affected the construction of the new playing surfaces to a greater extent since the turn of the year, but recent progress has provided an opportunity to recover an element of slippage in this particular programme.

The scale of the new site can be seen, above, with new pitches, (centre, top) under construction alongside existing pitches (bottom)

The club gained planning permission last summer to build a brand-new training complex on the existing footprint in Padiham, which falls within National Trust boundaries.

The Barnfield Training Centre will, in the summer of 2017, be a fully-functional £4.6m facility, housing all players in a new, dedicated new training centre for the first time, in partnership with sponsors Barnfield Construction Ltd.

The new flagship facility also includes new pitches constructed by a third party - taking the total cost of the compete redevelopment to £10.6m.

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