We are delighted to confirm the intention to develop a £70 million, world-class football facility on a 60-acre site in Winsford in partnership with Cheshire County FA and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
The site will become a leading centre for the provision of women and girls football with a WSL 1 club in talks to become a partner on what will become a “best in class” football environment. The site will also boast a 150-key luxury hotel with luxury spa and conference and event’s facilities.
Two FIFA quality Grassmaster Hybrid pitches will be located on the site, with one flanked by a 1000-seat stadium and the second will be allocated to private training for visiting national teams or international teams using the site in preparation for domestic or European competition. The development will also comprise of two 3G football pitches and six high quality grass football pitches.
The hotel development will provide a unique and ecologically sensitive destination resort to Cheshire’s hotel stock – with a proposed 150 bedrooms, a selection of private pavilions, a destination spa with swimming pool and state-of-the-art gym, conference and banqueting facility for 400, meeting rooms, fine-dining restaurant and bar and lounge.
As part of a commitment to education, Cheshire FA propose to have four high quality and innovative education spaces designed to create and develop the coaches and referees of the future. By using the latest technology for player and game analysis, this will make the centre well-placed to be a leading institution for football education aiming to deliver academic and occupational courses and apprenticeships with direct links to the elite performance pathway and hospitality/events courses to the wider community.