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

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

It’s cost Rio Ferdinand a £25k fine and a three-match ban, but what do people think of the word sket?

Read more

The champions now have a second screen experience for those at the game. But would you use it?

Read more

The fashion giant’s have been called out for promoting an unhealthy body image with their skeletal dummies.

Read more

Promotions

BT Home Smart Cam

When I was first told by my boss that I would be doing a review on the BT Smart Cam 100 I didn’t quite know what to expect. Before even looking at the product I was picturing it as nothing more than a web cam with a fancy name.

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

The fashion giant’s have been called out for promoting an unhealthy body image with their skeletal dummies.

Apple’s CEO has used an editorial piece in the US to come out as gay.

Party leader Nigel Farage and Ukip are to feature in a spoof Channel 4 documentary.

It’s not just a bit warmer, it will be eight degrees warmer than is normal for this time of year.

TOP Stories

08:50
The flood in Malpas Road, Brockley (Pic Benjamin Groucott)

A south-east London road was flooded this morning after a water main burst overnight.

54 minutes ago
Kamran Khan, Romaine Callender, Aamir Yousef, Sean Cephinis and Tevin Forde have been jailed for numerous guns and drug offences (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A gang who buried guns, ammunition, heroin and crack cocaine in a park in north west London have been jailed for more than 42 years.

The GLA Conservatives claim drivers waste more than 2,000 hours every night waiting at traffic lights unnecessarily (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Switching traffic lights off at night in London could save £10million a year and relieve frustrated motorists left stuck waiting at reds when there are no other cars around.

London Bloggers

10:07
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit: