Wrexham Football Centre

National Football Centre completes in Wrexham

The £5m facility in Gresford, designed by Wrexham-based Lawray Architects and built by Read Construction, has been handed over.

The National Football Development Centre for Wales includes two FIFA-standard grass pitches, a 3G pitch, changing facilities, learning suites, a dedicated player zone, video analysis rooms, and a medical suite.

The development of the facilities at Colliers Park were backed by the Football Association of Wales; Wrexham Council; Glyndwr University; and the Welsh Government.

The centre will offer improved development and training, as well as recruitment and participation opportunities for sportspeople across North Wales. The professional team on the project also included project manager Just Solutions.

David Hughes, director of Lawray Architects, said: “As a Wrexham company we are particularly proud to see this scheme come to fruition and delighted the Centre has been so well-received.

“It will play a major role in the development of young footballers from across North Wales and beyond, supporting the FAW’s commitment to grass roots football and the community.

“Given the area’s history as the birthplace of football in Wales, it is fitting that Colliers Park will be at the heart of its future.”

Keith O’Hanlon, also of Lawray Architects, added: “The building and facilities will be a major asset to the locality and to the development of elite youth players in this region, as well as university students and teams in the area.

“The completed project provides a dynamic range of benefits, and we hope it will be utilised and enjoyed for generations to come.”

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Visited this recently; they’ve done a good job of integrating the an building (on the right) into the new development. Impressive investment by FAW too.

By Billy Meredith

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