Legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson opened Fleetwood Town FC’s new £8 million training facility on Wednesday 20th April. One of Senior Architectural’s latest projects, the new Poolfoot Farm facilities comprise a fully equipped gym, fitness suite, changing rooms, physiotherapy suite, classrooms, meeting rooms, offices, bar and restaurant.
Designed by Croft Goode Architects, the building features Senior’s SF52 curtain wall, PURe casement windows, SPW600e windows and SPW500 doors, fabricated and installed by T.A. Anders & Co. for main contractor F Parkinson Ltd.
Sir Alex, who managed Manchester Utd. for 26 years at Old Trafford, described the new facilities as “fantastic”. He was particularly impressed with the first floor gym from which players can look out over the 12 grass and 2 artificial training pitches as they train.
The most decorated manger in English Football went on to say that this was one feature that he wished he’d included when Man Utd built the Trafford Training Centre at Carrington. The gym at Carrington is enclosed, so players miss out on seeing the training ground, which at Fleetwood Town acts an incentive for injured players to get back on the pitch.
It is hoped that the new Fleetwood Town FC facilities will also provide the incentive for local kids to develop and practice their footballing skills to become tomorrow’s footballing heroes.