Arsenal have revealed plans on their official website to expand London Colney and continue developing the Hale End academy.
The club are looking to invest heavily in a number of new features, including major development of the main building at London Colney, and the erection of a player performance centre.
New training facilities will also be installed, with a gym, ice baths, spa, cryotherapy chamber, and a 40-metre planned among other things.
There will also be major renovations in existing areas of the facility, remodeling and updating the featured there already are.
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Hale End academy will also see a number of changes, with new pitches, changing rooms, education areas, and new parking facilities all set to be unveiled.
“These are significant investments to ensure we provide our players with the best possible facilities at every age group within the club,” chief executive Ivan Gazidis said.
“These developments, together with the recruitment of specialists in player preparation, injury prevention and recovery, analytics, coaching and scouting, will ensure we stay at the forefront of the latest thinking within the game and are an important part of our ambition to keep improving and developing on and off the pitch.”
Planning permission has recently been attained, and work is set to begin soon. It’s estimated that the project will be completed at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, although delays are a possibility in a venture such as this.
We have always striven to be at the top in terms of our training facilities, and we look to be continuing in that vein with these latest developments.