St. George’s Park has won a prestigious Tourism and Leisure award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The vast £105 million project was completed on time and on budget by Derbyshire-based Bowmer & Kirkland in a remarkable 72 weeks build-time, and this achievement was recognised by the RICS judges, who awarded the winner’s trophy in the Tourism and Leisure category for the West Midlands’ region.
Bowmer & Kirkland Chairman, John Kirkland, said: “To be chosen by The FA to build this inspirational centre was a great honour for us. For it now to be recognised by the RICS as an award-winning project is testament to the hard work of the entire project team. We are delighted.”
St. George’s Park Chairman, David Sheepshanks CBE, said: “I would like to pay tribute to our contractors Bowmer and Kirkland, to our Project managers Turner and Townsend and to all the project team, including many inside The FA, for the exceptional job they have done. It represents team work of the very highest order.
“The result is that we now possess world class training facilities that are the envy of many, including the first proper home for our 24 England teams.
"St George’s Park is very much a long term venture, designed to benefit English Football for decades to come by providing the very best in top class coaching and other educational courses, as well by becoming a major centre of excellence in sports medicine and high performance sports science.”
The project will now go through to the RICS national finals in the Autumn.