Sunday, November 18The Voice of London

QPR to build new training centre in Ealing

Queens Park Rangers have been given the green light to start building a new training base in Ealing.

The move has been delayed since 2013 due to legal disputes with Hanwell Community Forum, but the Supreme Court has rejected the attempts to overturn the planning permission.

Rangers have promised to invest millions of pounds into the Warren Farm sports ground development which will significantly improve local people’s access to sport.

QPR chief executive Lee Hoos said: “A new training ground, which brings together the first team and the academy, is an important part of a strategic long-term plan for the club.

“The delays have been very frustrating. Not only have they delayed us securing a new training ground for the club but they have delayed the huge community benefit to residents from improved sports facilities and the programmes that QPR in the Community Trust will run at Warren Farm.

“We look forward to engaging with Ealing residents, sports clubs and the council about those facilities and programmes as construction gets underway.”

 

Words: Samuel Carter | Subbing: George Robson

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