Planning consent for BHAFC’s training ground

KSS are delighted to announce that their designs for a purpose-built training facility for Brighton & Hove Albion FC were given unanimous support by Adur District Council, at a Planning Committee meeting on Monday evening.

The Championship Club’s new training ground, to be built at New Monks Farm near Shoreham, will provide eleven outdoor pitches including a ‘3G’ synthetic pitch, and an artificial indoor pitch. It will be home to the Seagull’s First Team squad and it’s Youth Development Academy.

The facility will be within easy reach of the American Express Community Stadium, which opened last year to great acclaim and which is currently undergoing expansion to increase its seating capacity from 22,500 to 30,500.

David Rollason, Associate Director at architects KSS said “We are delighted by this outcome. We have worked with the Club for over ten years and although it now plays at an impressive match-day venue, since the new Amex Stadium was opened, the Club has continued to train week in, week out on sub-standard, shared pitches. The new development will provide first-class training facilities that reflect the Club’s aspirations and give it the best opportunity of reaching and competing in the Premier League. Equally importantly, the academy will provide first class facilities for emerging youth players and will help to develop, nurture and inspire the footballing talent of the future. We are proud to be part of the Seagull’s latest venture and look forward to delivering this exciting facility for the Club”.