The Brazilian national team will be The Lodge’s first guests, arriving on Monday and basing themselves at the brand new facility before departing for the World Cup in Russia on June 8.
Situated on the site of Myddelton Farm, The Lodge has been sensitively designed and furnished by F3 Architects LLP and built by Base Contracts Ltd to deliver the highest quality private accommodation and treatment facilities for our players and teams whilst retaining the farm’s key features and heritage.
Entry to The Lodge is gained through the original Farmhouse, with the reception area giving a warm and homely feel.
The Farmhouse then opens out into a light and spacious restaurant with large windows looking out to give an al fresco dining feel.
At the back of the restaurant is a large media screen equipped with games consoles and soft seating for recreation, while the original living areas can be accessed for more private meetings in a homely environment.
On the upper floor of the Farmhouse is the Myddelton Suite designed as private quarters equipped with a bedroom, bathroom and living area that includes a digital tactics board for meetings.
Across the landing is the Courtyard Room – similar quarters that overlook the original farmyard that has been redesigned as an open recreation area. On the opposite side of the Courtyard is the redeveloped Stables that also features two en suite bedrooms.
Players and backroom staff, meanwhile, will stay within a 40-bedroom, two floor, purpose-built crescent building, complete with green roof, that nestles into its natural surroundings.
Its corridors feature the inspirational Universal Game design, depicting some of the greatest goals in the history of football in a galactic style.
The rooms themselves are designed to maximise sleep, from the ultra-comfortable mattresses to lighting that automatically changes temperature depending on the time of day.
All rooms look out onto a spectacular communal garden area, equipped with a fire pit, bean bags and sun loungers that facilitates team bonding.
The Lodge’s basement is dedicated to Wellness and Recovery, with a high-quality gym that includes a first-of-its-kind flexible wall that accommodates a variety of equipment, as well as an altitude chamber, massage beds, strapping area and Doctor’s surgery.
Adjoining the gym is a large multi-purpose theatre room that can be used for team meetings, as a cinema room for recreation or as additional gym space or yoga studio, while there is also a hydrotherapy spa with both hot and cold pools for recovery.
This is all directly accessible from the bright and spacious dressing room that is curved to enable the coach to address all players.
From here, players walk upstairs to a separate boot-up area by the courtyard to prepare for training on nearby, immaculate Hotspur Way pitches specially set aside for teams staying at The Lodge.
Scroll through the stunning images above and keep an eye on Club channels for news on Brazil’s arrival at The Lodge next week.