Gloucester-based construction company E G Carter & Co Ltd has been selected to turn a former factory unit into an elite high-performance training centre for Gloucester Rugby, which was announced last week.
The works will include a 470sqm gym which includes six Olympic lifting platforms, a rehabilitation centre with both hot and cold recovery systems and a dedicated recovery gym, as well as an indoor high performance training pitch. Construction is expected to start imminently, with sports facilities ready to use in July.
Mark Harries Associate Director at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “We are extremely pleased to be working with Gloucester Rugby Club. The Gloucester Rugby brand is world renown and as a long established Gloucester based Construction Company it’s a privilege to be providing services to them.”
Gloucester Rugby CEO, Lance Bradley, said: “We are very excited to be able to share this news with the fans and are looking forward to starting work on the development in the coming weeks. The development reinforces our commitment to Gloucester and is just the beginning of exciting strides forward for Gloucester Rugby unifying the playing and commercial function in the coming years. Of course, the fans are of utmost importance to the Club and we want them to be the first to experience the new facilities. We’ll be inviting all Club members who have donated to the club to an exclusive launch event later in the year, as well as thanking them by displaying their name on a wall within the facility.”
The project has been designed by Gloucester-based architects, The Development Studio. Michael Magri, Managing Director said: “We have been really impressed with E G Carter & Co Ltd since they started working on this exciting first phase for Gloucester Rugby. TDS are pleased they have joined the team and look forward to delivering this project together.”
Works will be complete by the end of August 2021 to enable the players to start using their new training space ready for the new season.