Warren Farm is set to benefit from a major transformation thanks to a deal now signed between Ealing Council and Queens Park Rangers Football Club.
Under the development agreement, QPR will build a new multi-purpose community sports complex and elite training facility, which will provide a base for the club’s training academy as well as give local people access to high-quality community and sports facilities.
The improvements will include enhanced football and cricket pitches, a new artificial turf pitch and multi-use games areas suitable for sports such as netball and tennis. There will be a new changing block and facilities catering for disabled users, as well as bookable community space in the new clubhouse. Access to the site will also be improved.
A Community Sports Development Programme (CSDP) has also been drawn up as part of the agreement, which will see QPR offer a range of sports programmes for local people as well as other opportunities to take part in community activities.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said: “We are delighted to partner Ealing Council and are particularly excited about playing our part in providing fantastic new sporting facilities for local residents, and to build on the excellent work of our Community Trust to strengthen our ties with the community and provide opportunities for all.”
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “Warren Farm is in dire need of redevelopment, so it is fantastic that QPR has committed to such a huge investment into the site.”