Manchester United to invest £50m in Carrington training facility

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Manchester United will begin work on redeveloping its Carrington training complex next week as part of a £50m project. 

The Premier League club will look to improve all areas of the building and to deliver a “world class football facility with a positive culture to support future success”. 

Renovation work is expected to last throughout the upcoming 2024/25 season and will improve Carrington facilities such as the gym, medical, nutrition and recovery areas, as well as a focus on building areas with greater collaboration among players and staff. 

Temporary adaptations will be made to the rest of the Carrington site to ensure players and staff from all our teams can continue to operate successfully next season.

The architectural company Foster + Partners, led by Lord Norman Foster, has been appointed to lead the project. Foster + Partners has a history of designing football stadiums and arenas. 

The company was responsible for the reshaping of London’s Wembley Stadium and the design of the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, which hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup final.

Lord Foster said: “We are delighted to lead the renewal of Manchester United’s training facility in Carrington.

“Our aim is to modernise and revitalise the building as a catalyst for future footballing success, creating spaces that inspire a culture of collaboration, unity and belonging.

“As a proud Mancunian, it is a particular honour for me to see Foster + Partners given this responsibility and we will ensure that our design captures the spirit of industry, grit and ambition that exemplifies both Manchester and Manchester United.”

This latest phase of development at Carrington follows the opening of the £10m women’s and academy building last summer. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Co-Owner of Manchester United, has been investing heavily in both hospitality and board members of the club since acquiring a minority stake in the club last February. 

Ratcliffe commented on the Carrington redevelopment: “We want to create a world class environment for our teams to win. When we conducted a thorough review of the Carrington training facilities and met with our men’s first team players, it was clear the standards had fallen below some of our peers. 

“This project will ensure Manchester United’s training ground is once more renovated to the highest standards.”

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