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Tender race kicks-off for £25m QPR training ground

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The tender race has begun for Queens Park Rangers’ new £25m training ground which was given the green light by planners last night. Rangers are pushing ahead with the Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex on the Warren Farm site in Southall despite languishing in the Premier League relegation zone. The club hope to start construction before the end of the summer with the new training ground due to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season. QPR CEO Philip Beard said: “This is a landmark day for Queens Park Rangers Football Club. “There is a lot of hard work ahead of us as we finalise the design details and tendering of the project, but today’s news is a massive step forward and a significant milestone for the club.” The training centre will provide: grass pitches for the first team and academy, an indoor 3G pitch, an outdoor 3G artificial pitch, extensive gym, sports science and rehabilitation areas, Academy classrooms, a large number of changing rooms, media, catering and grounds maintenance facilities. Populous is architect for the scheme.

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What does '3G pitch' mean?

The artificial turf named '3G' (Third Generation) is a surface created using synthetic fibres and rubbers, made to look like grass. Unlike previous artificial surfaces, the pitch does not contain sand, therefore it is much less likely to cause friction burns to the skin. The main reason for its use is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, particularly in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming.

How much to build a 3g football pitch?

The 3G surfaces have evolved to mimic the playing characteristics of a natural field but can be used endlessly in all weather conditions. The third generation surfaces is what all the premier league teams train on and to build a full size football pitch with fencing, floodlighting, drainage, groundworks and surfacing costs approximately 600k. This price is based on the site being good access and existing level conditions to the site.