May 14 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
QPR are due to move into a new state-of-the-art training ground facility ahead of the 2013/14 season after their successful bid to purchase land at Warren Farm.
The Chronicle reported back in January that the club had made the 63-acre site in Windmill Lane that borders Southall and Osterley their number one choice as they look to move away from the dated Imperial Sports Ground in Harlington.
Rangers are the preferred bidder to a 200-year lease on the land, which is subject to a successful planning application.
The site will be developed into a state-of-the-art training facility for the Premier League club as well as the local community.
QPR chairman, Tony Fernandes, said: “We are absolutely ecstatic and must thank everyone involved in the process, especially David Leed (CYD Projects Ltd) who oversaw the bid, for their tremendous support.
“This decision means we are now in a position to build a new state-of-the-art facility which will enable us to attract, retain and train world class talent.
“The community package that will accompany this facility will additionally deliver great benefits for those in our local boroughs.”
He added: “We said when we arrived here that we wanted to build this Club for the future and this is another huge step in the right direction.
“We already have a first class senior management team in place, with Mark Hughes at the helm, and the recent appointmentof our new Technical Director, Mike Rigg, is further testament to what we are striving to achieve here.
“Clearly though, to achieve such goals, a new training ground facility is paramount so we are absolutely delighted.”
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