The new training centre proposal would cover 77 acres comprising:
- 11 outdoor pitches - one artificial pitch and ten natural grass. Only one of the grass pitches has the potential to be floodlit, while the artificial pitch will be lit at night, only until 8.30pm. The main pitch to the professional squad area will be designed to the same quality and design as the pitch proposed for the New Spurs Stadium; complete with undersoil heating.
- A two storey training centre, which also has a basement, which has been designed by architects KSS to be an integral part of the landscape. The building has been designed around a 70 x 50m indoor artificial pitch which features a transparent ETFE roof similar to the EDEN project in Cornwall.
- The building also incorporates a learning centre for the Academy and educational space, medical facilities, a hydrotherapy / swimming pool, fitness centre/gym, changing rooms, a canteen and media centre.
- Two further small buildings; a security building near the Whitewebbs Lane entrance and another small, single storey groundsman's lodge in the far south west corner, for storage of pitch maintenance equipment and changing rooms for grounds staff.
- Parking for 98 cars, five coaches and a number of cycle spaces.
Community WorkThe Club's community work is run by our dedicated charity the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. It uses sport and in particular football as a vehicle to create life changing opportunities for children, groups and individuals within our communities. This is achieved by working with a wide range of partners including central and local government departments, schools, colleges, businesses and charitable trusts to design programmes that engage with all sections of the community.
The Foundation currently run more than 20 programmes, including health, education, social inclusion, disability and sport development initiatives, across sites in Enfield which are based at a variety of venues including schools, community centres and local housing estates.
Over the next ten years we will further look to develop our programme offer and will also look to support Enfield Councils "Every Child Really Does Matter" agenda.
The ten year programme will be worth at least £2.3 million to the community within Enfield and we will be looking to support all of these programmes with additional funding sourced from public and private partners. Overall we believe that the programme we are offering will be one of the largest of its kind in the country.