Work to create one of Europe’s most advanced football training facilities is making progress, with Mick George Concrete the latest supplier contributing to the new Leicester City Football Club development.
The Company has secured a £1.2m agreement to supply 16,900m3 of Concrete, on behalf of Gallagher Group, employed by principal contractor; McLaren Construction.
The 60-week production will see Mick George Ltd supplying Concrete materials from its brand-new batching plant located at Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, one of two sites that the business operates in the county.
The main building of the new facility is an impressive structure that moulds into the landscape. Surrounding the building will be 11 full-size outdoor pitches, eight smaller pitches, five training grids and two goalkeeping areas. The indoor facilities include 35 bedrooms, a hydrotherapy pool, rehabilitation facilities and dining areas for the club’s academy and first team, as well as administration offices and a media centre. Next to the main building is a full-size indoor artificial pitch.
The centre will include a sports turf academy, to train the next generation of grounds-people, and a 499-seat mini-venue show pitch, so that the under-23 and under-18 teams can experience a match environment.
The project supports biodiversity in the area, with the creation of 17 new ponds over 9,400sqm, to attract wildlife and help to manage surface water drainage. In addition, 38,000 new trees will be planted across more than 11 hectares of retained woodland, alongside 4.4 hectares of new planting and landscaping and 14.6 hectares of wildflower grassland.
The centre is set to complete in mid 2020.
Michael George, Managing Director of Mick George Ltd commented: “We are very excited to work on this prestigious project. As a business we’re always engaging in and supporting projects that harness the development of talented individuals. We’re certain that this project will deliver in that aspect.”
George Continued: ‘’Our Concrete service continues to make progress, and the award of such a high-profile project is testament to the quality service that we provide. It’s a great project to get our new Leicestershire batching plant fully functioning.’’