Edward Howell has supported the £7 million development of a new state-of-the-art youth football training academy in Wolverhampton.
The plant has partnered with Spatial Structures, a division of Dove Construction to galvanize approximately 200 tonnes of lattice steelwork for the Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Compton Park training ground.
The project saw the plant galvanize the steelwork for the facility which will cover an area of 6,000m2, and will see the creation of a new training ground and indoor dome, which will house two indoor pitches as well as changing rooms and support facilities. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC boasts one of the highest premier league classifications, and the improved facilities were required under major new reclassification plans for academy football by the FA Premier League.
As well as being used by the football club, the grounds will also be available to local schools and the club’s independent charity, Wolves Community Trust. The training ground is part of a wider £50 million investment into the area, which has included improved educational facilities and high-quality housing to meet local requirement.
Jim Lindsay, Sales Manager at Edward Howell Galvanizers, said: “It was a real privilege to be involved in this project, particularly as it’s so local to our own plant. The development is set to transform the city, not only benefiting the players, but also providing a new state-of-the-art training ground for local schools and the wider community to enjoy.”
Terry Young, Managing Director of Spatial Structures, explained: “We were delighted to be involved in this prestigious project, and the new training pitch will provide a fantastic year-round, all weather facility. We called upon Edward Howell Galvanizing’s services as it was vital that the steel was protected against rust and corrosion and maintenance-free for years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd