QPR named preferred bidder for Warren Farm site

14:24 14 May 2012

Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes

PA Wire/Press Association Images

QPR are set to move into a new state-of-the-art training ground facility ahead of the 2013/14 season.

The club is the preferred bidder to a 200-year lease on the land, subject to successful planning application.

The new 63 acre site in Ealing will be developed into a multi-purpose Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex.

QPR Chairman, Tony Fernandes said: “We are absolutely ecstatic and must thank everyone involved in the process, especially David Leed (CYD Projects Ltd) who oversaw the bid, for their tremendous support.

“This decision means we are now in a position to build a new state-of-the-art facility which will enable us to attract, retain and train world class talent.

“The community package that will accompany this facility will additionally deliver great benefits for those in our local boroughs.

This marks the first step of Fernandes’ vision for the club.

“We said when we arrived here that we wanted to build this Club for the future and this is another huge step in the right direction,” he added.

“We already have a first class senior management team in place, with Mark Hughes at the helm, and the recent appointment of our new Technical Director, Mike Rigg, is further testament to what we are striving to achieve here.

“Clearly though, to achieve such goals, a new training ground facility is paramount so we are absolutely delighted.”

Rangers CEO Phillip Beard believes it will help the club attract players.

“This will be a long-term benefit to the Football Club and QPR in the Community Trust,” he added.

“It will enable us to compete and attract the best players, and that applies equally to the young Academy players.

“It will mean that we can offer the best training, coaching and fitness facilities, to the benefit of both the Club and the local community.”

Design work and site investigations will begin almost immediately.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest business news

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Aerial view of proposed Rotherhithe Bridge [image: reForm Architects]

Plans to build a new bridge across the Thames between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe on either side have reached completion in a new feasibility study.

The proposed ‘Rotherhithe Bridge’ would have the longest bascule span in the world, at 600ft (184m), for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Williams Butchers in Balgores Lane, Gidea Park,  has won the London and South East traditional sausage award as part of British Sausage Week

It’s official, the best sausages in London and the South East comes from an east London butchers – using a secret recipe from 1931.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Customers say Barclays systems are down (Picture: PA Images)

Barclays said it is ‘investigating urgently’ after customers were unable to access online banking, take cash out or buy things in stores for hours on Friday afternoon.

Friday, October 16, 2015
A high court decision is set to have a big impact on the future of Uber in London (Picture: PA Images)

The High Court has ruled that smartphone apps like Uber are not taximeters - meaning that the tech company has not broken rules that say only licenced black cabs can use such devices.

Monday, October 5, 2015
The scene at today's protest (Photo: Garry Stephen White)

A protest by black cab drivers has again caused gridlock in London as cabbies take to the streets in their long-running battle with Transport for London over the way private hire vehicles, including Uber, are regulated.

Friday, October 2, 2015
We tested the system by entering fictitious details

It has been revealed that Uber’s petition to TfL contains fake signatures, with social media users signing up as ‘Mickey Mouse’ and other fictional alter egos.


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!

Read more

You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Read more

London Bloggers

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.