The highest specification facility in Europe has now been handed over to the club.

An exciting new chapter for the Premier League’s high-flyers has just begun, as they relocated to their new home at Seagrave. The first team squad trained for the first time here on Christmas Eve 2020.

The project and scope

Under construction since spring 2019, the new LCFC Training Ground was a huge redevelopment project on a massive 185-acre site to convert a former golf course. The facilities built by McLaren include:21 playing surfaces – including 14 full-size pitches499-seater floodlit main pitchThe Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Building – the site’s primary training, medical, and administrative hub for the first team and academyThe King Power Centre – the site’s central point, housing an indoor pitch and media centreElite sports science and medical facilities – including cryotherapy chambersBespoke gymnasium and hydrotherapy facilitiesSports Turf Academy for the education and development of industry-leading grounds staffPrivate nine-hole golf course

The construction process

The unrelenting progress of this project from day one was a testament to our continued ethos of partnering with key customers, and working to overcome delivery challenges on high profile schemes such as this.

From the beginning, we knew that the programme would be challenging due to the complexity of the scheme, its size, when it needed to be complete and the procurement route chosen.

We have overcome some of the most challenging weather in recorded history too, and of course restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet despite this, we have delivered what the club set out in their vision, part of an important and emotional legacy since the sad passing of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha back in 2018.

The club now have one of the world’s most advanced training facilities that rivals any club in the Premier League and outside of the UK.

Please see the clip below commissioned by the club that shows key highlights from the construction process:

leicester city fc training facility